04 May 2008

for a Certain Someone of A Certain Age

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 anymore

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.

(A.A. Milne, from Now We Are Six, transcribed from the edition I got from my aunt and uncle for my fifth birthday)

11 comments:

Magpie said...

I've always loved that. I am waiting to be able to share it with my own child.

elswhere said...

Happy Birthday, Curious Girl!!

Songbird said...

Happy Birthday, Curious Girl, even if it is the morning after! Hope you had as much fun as I did!

Bardiac said...

Happy Birthday CG, I'm guessing? :)

Rev Dr Mom said...

Happpy Birthday CG!!

Phantom Scribbler said...

Happy birthday, CG, from all your fans here!

jo(e) said...

I can remember being six and feeling sooo old.

Happy Birthday, CG!

S. said...

Many happy returns!

(And I have my mother's copies of those books!)

kathy a. said...

six is a very fine age to be!

What Now? said...

Oh, a birthday girl! Happy 6th birthday, CG!

Scrivener said...

Happy belated birthday, Curious Girl!