Today I am a bit melancholy…my baby turns 5. Wow. 5 is Big Kid. No more baby or toddler. I totally remember being 5. A fully formed person with opinions and personality. And if you know my daughter you will know she is not short on personality. This was her this morning in her birthday finest:
This girl knows what she likes and nothing is going to sway her. She balks at princesses and ponies. She’s going to fight the bad guys and save the world! In this pic she is Lava Girl but she could be Fire Girl, Super Blast, or even Shark Boy at any given time. She speaks Super Language (and to my dismay so do I) and practices her Super Poses in front of the mirror. Sometimes as she leaps and kicks in pursuit of the bad guys she falls down the stairs or hits her head but her Super Powers soon cure her of any injury and she is off to fight evil once again.
My baby. Her first words this morning were "Do I look bigger?". Of course a transformation has taken place throughout the night and she is now much bigger and stronger because she is 5. This was confirmed by her big brother and Dad. She is such a unique character. Sometimes I worry that she will have trouble relating to other girls but at the same time I am in awe of her ability to be true to herself. Her Super Powers obviously make her immune to the pressures of Princess Mania.
So today I will share with you some pictures to illustrate the growth of this little person. My baby. My Big Kid. My 5 year old Superhero.