Six is sword fights & musket drill & cowboys & Star Wars & squirrel hunting, and this time I'll be the bad guy because you were last time. And six is getting up after you killed each other and sharing a couple of pouches of lemonade, and planning the next round.
Six is building rockets with legos, and castles with hay bales, and tables with Dad's hammer, and entire worlds with your imagination.
Six is a drawer full of soccer jerseys, and running after the ball til you're sweaty and falling down, and chasing your friends to get popsicles like you didn't just run for an hour.
Six is still loving a cuddle, but being ready to play. And jokes that you make up yourself with punch lines that make you laugh for hours. And being pretty sure that summer is never going to end. But making sure to ask for more play dates with your friends, just in case.
Six is sweet, and thoughtful, and making sure your friends are having a good time. And being concerned when someone scrapes their knee. And sure that a band-aid will fix pretty much anything.
Six is being brave enough to conquer the world every morning. And tired enough to be carried to bed every night.
Six is happiness.