To Erin: On Your 6th Birthday

Dear Erin,

You’re six! A few months ago, you couldn’t sound out the word six, but guess what? Now you can! That’s just one of the many new things you’ve learned in the last year. You’ve also learned how to ride a bike, ski, speak a little bit of Spanish, and build creative Lego sets.

That’s pretty impressive my dear, pretty impressive, and I’m not just saying that because I’m your Mom. O.K., maybe I am saying all this because I’m your mom, but what kind of mom would I be if I didn’t brag about my kid?

As much as you’ve learned, you’ve remained our little girl with the wicked sense of humor, infectious laugh, and mega-watt smile.

You know exactly what you like and what you don’t, and are quite aware that you’re not a “girly girl.” You are one of the most unique and special kids I’ve ever met, and I wouldn’t want you any other way. How could I not love a kindergartener who likes to watch “60 Minutes?”  Yes, if given the choice between “Scooby Doo,” “House of Anubis,” or “60 Minutes,” you’ll turn to the first two, but it does this TV news producer’s heart good to see her daughter watching (mostly) quality journalism.

Unlike your Mom (and Dad for that matter), you’ve got some killer break dancing moves, and you show them off to anyone who comes to our house to visit.

You eat with enthusiasm, gobbling up brussels sprouts with gusto,

just as easily as you dig into a birthday cinnamon roll. 

As crazy as you are at home, imagine my surprise when your kindergarten teacher told me you’re quiet and shy in class. I guess you save your big personality for your family and friends. Lucky us!

You’ve come a long way in six years kiddo, and you continue to amaze me in big and little ways every single day. It is my privilege to be your Mom and watch you grow and learn. I can’t wait to see what surprises you have in store for us this year.

I love you Nutter!



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