10 November 2009

Now We Are Six

The A. A. Milne poem titled The End is obligatory upon becoming six:

When I was One,
I had just begun.

When I was Two,
I was nearly new.

When I was Three
I was hardly Me.

When I was Four,
I was not much more.

When I was Five,
I was just alive.

But now I am Six, I'm as clever as clever,
So I think I'll be six now for ever and ever.

Happy birthday, clever little goose.

22 comments:

wherewiller said...

Lovely! Happy birthday.

Bibliomama said...

Happy little birthday. We're six too. It's a lovely age. Not that they all haven't been (theirs, I mean. For mine, I'd have to think it over a little more extensively. I remember thirty-four and a half being a bitch).

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday!

susan said...

Happy birthday, Miss M! Six is indeed wonderful (like bibliomama, I like them all so far).

Life in Eden said...

Indeed, Happy Birthday Miss M! Six is a wonderful, and at times wild new world.

Lollipop Goldstein said...

Happy birthday!

I too have purchased that book for every six-year-old I know's birthday. That punctuation and grammar is completely wrong.

Imperatrix said...

I love that book! Happy birthday to your six-year-old.

alejna said...

I love Milne.

Happy birthday, stylish Miss M.! You are certainly a clever one.

Mental P Mama said...

Sweet, sweet baby girl! Happiest of birthdays!

phd in yogurtry said...

happy birthday, for ever and ever!

The Library Lady said...

In other words of A.A.Milne:
"HIPY PAPY BTHUTHDTH THUTHDA
BTHUTHDY." to Miss M!

Ah, six. I remember 6. Wish SC was 6 and JR 2 again!

daysgoby said...

Happy Happy Birthday, sweetie!

Allegria said...

AW! I love Milne's poetry! I was just reading from Now We Are Six to my six year old the other day. We like "Has Anybody Seen My Mouse?"

mayberry said...

Love that poem. Many many many happy returns to Miss M!

painted maypole said...

6 is fun! Happy birthday, M!

FreshHell said...

A very, very happy #6 to Mir!!

FreshHell said...

A very, very happy #6 to Mir!!

RuthWells said...

Love it, and a little sniffly that it's been so long since I've read that poem to my boys....

Happy birthday to the girlie!

Jody said...

Happy Birthday!

the mama bird diaries said...

Happy Birthday to your little girl!

Kyla said...

Happy birthday to your sweet girl!

Furrow said...

I hope she had a fantastic birthday.