Seven is big.
Seven means losing your other front tooth and forgiving the tooth fairy when she doesn't come two nights in a row! Thank goodness your mom knows all the toot fairy rules and can explain why putting a cracker crumb in a box to trick the tooth fairy when you loose yours in a blanket means that she won't come. Good thing you have a seven year old cousin visiting who spots the tooth and you get to try for the tooth fairy another night.
Seven means your old enough to have breakfast in bed because you won't make a mess.
Seven means you can swim without a life jacket and just a noodle (or a grandpa).
Seven means you can read all the cards your cousins and sister made for you.
Seven means you have even more candles to blow out...
...and your very own cake to eat.
Seven means you ask for a skateboard, and only a skateboard for your birthday. This makes your parents crazy because they think a skateboard is completely ridiculous but since that's all you asked for you get it anyway.
(So Edes got her skateboard, a bed lamp and some polly's. I believe in showering my kids with affection instead of gifts, so when they want something as bad as Eden wanted that darn skateboard I had to give in...Honestly all we need is one more thing that can cause bruises and scrapes. She also got some money from her grandparents which brought her way more joy than I ever expected. )
Seven means you plan your own "scooter" themed birthday party.
The craft (a license plate)
Unfortunately your mom veto's the scooter obstacle course down at the park idea and has you go on a scooter scavenger hunt around the neighborhood instead.
Seven means that you have watched enough Ace of Cakes and Cake Boss to really believe that your mom can make a scooter cake.
The Rest of the Party
Seven means your mom is happy that her little girl is growing up. It also means your mom gets a lump in her throat when she watches you toss the baby dolls aside and chose hip hop over ballet. Seven means second grade. Seven means only one more year until you are eight. Seven means mommy is getting old and time is going by way too fast...
Happy Birthday to my big seven year old Edee!
May this year be full of fun learning experiences and a LOT less tattling....
(This is Eden's favorite song "And we danced anyway" by Deana Carter)