You are four.
It seems like only yesterday you turned three. I loved three. It was a crazy roller coaster ride of growing up. You were big and little all at the same time. It was wonderful. In the weeks before your birthday, I wanted to ask you not to turn four. I wanted you to stay three forever. I wanted to keep you in this perfect state, exactly as you are.
But I can't stop time. I can't ask you to stay the same. Its not fair to you. You have so much more to do, to learn, to see, to explore. Four is just the gateway. Four allows you to see the tantalizing possibilities that the future has in store for you.
You start kindergarten at four. You will go to the big kid's school. You will begin your education, your quest for knowledge.
You will be a big sister at four. You will no longer be the baby, the only. You will have an important role to teach little Lion all you have learned.
In a way you are more than four. You are fourteen, twenty four, forty. You are timeless and ageless. You are filled with wisdom and knowledge. You are a sponge soaking up everything around you. You are also a fountain, sharing your knowledge with those around you.
You are four, magical wonderful four.
(Note - Bunny's birthday was on the 14th. So in her words, she is almost five.)