Dearest Sami // Pookie // Sammy-Whammy // Baby Girl // Baby Doll // Shnoogle Bunny // Monkey,
Oh my, my baby girl turns 6 today!!!! 6 whole years of bringing magic, laughter and sass to the Rossi family.
Here's where you're at:
Sweets and junk food, family, shoes, playing with Sofia, slime, snuggles (usually in that order), running, laughing, playing outside, making us laugh, makeup, reading/pretending to read, sleeping in, taking long showers or baths, snow, screen time of any kind, swim meets, pretend play, having guests over, going out to dinner, piano, summer, all animals, surprises, when your sister compliments you (even if you would never give her the satisfaction of letting on), freedom.
Anyone telling you what to do/think/feel/wear/eat, getting yelled at, wearing your smock at school, feeling made fun of, having to wear a coat/sweater/hat, homework, getting rid of old toys or clothes, not having privacy, transitions, hearing us tell stories to other people about you, aggressive kids, weird food consistency, unkept promises.
May you continue to always find joy in the details and friendship absolutely everywhere. May you continue to know your value and fight for it, cry when your sister gets yelled at, find the irony in absolutely everything and always ALWAYS know that we have your back. Always.
Happy 6th birthday, little rebel. Never change.
"Just because you find that life's not fair it
Doesn't mean that you just have to grin and bear it!
If you always take it on the chin and wear it
You might as well be saying
You think that it's okay
And that's not right!
And if it's not right
You have to put it right!
But nobody else is gonna put it right for me
Nobody but me is gonna change my story
Sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty."
- Matilda, the musical
Mommy, Papà and Sofi