It doesn’t take much to guess that such a statement was made by Amelie. It could have been easily made by one other child i know (grin) who, by startling chance was here today… but Amelie it was, on this occasion.
Last year i smultzed good and proper on this girl; last year i wrote this
“She is a girl of many characteristics, amusing, eloquent, impudent, outrageous, unremitting – she isnâ€™t an easy mix of anything to live with. She teases, tests, tantrums and taxes but with that she is the most loving, the most perceptive, the most loyal, the champion of any underdog, the one who always notices when there is hurt, or unfairness, or sadness.”
I don’t think i can improve upon it; 5-6 has with all my girls seemed to be a year more of consolidating than changing; Amelie has mellowed a little this year, she has learned some control and learned to pace her love some. She’s grown in skills, begun to harness her intelligence, forged ahead with reading and writing and is sharp as a box of pins. She loves passionately, flips from big girl to little girl with consummate ease and seems to have her role in the family clearly and thoroughly carved out. She knows exactly where she stands – and it is right in the middle.
Her day today was little short of perfect; a pink scooter with flashing lights, a doll and a Dora Beanie, a queen on a horse, an official handing over of my old DS Lite and Tigerz, plus lashings of early morning Dr Who, a DS Lite cake with Mario on it – and more importantly, R,E SB and BB, plus a visit from Auntie Kate, a phonecall from Buttercup and Gamma and Grannie and a trip to the playground. She loved the twitters i read out to her too 🙂
Simple, but very delightful, pleasures. Thank you to all our guests (and their drivers, who were also very pleasant company!)
Just to top it off we brought home Fiver’s new mate, Clover – a mini-lop in Fiver’s colours. Signs are good; Fiver has perked up and they’ve spent the day lying side by side in their 2 runs. Allowed nose to nose contact through wire, they kissed 🙂 Tomorrow Fiver loses his balls and then in a week or so, hopefully she can move in. She’s terribly cute 🙂