I have just been informed by Lily that she does not want to keep growing. The reason: She doesn't want to be six. I have no idea why six is such a repulsive age, but her brother is currently six so she must be observing some things about his life that she does not care to submit herself too. I would think that it may have something to do with being expected to clean his bedroom on his own without assistance, but the fact is, at three, Lily does a much better job of cleaning her room on her own, so that can't be it. She thinks school looks fantastic, so I don't think school is the reason. I'm thinking it might possibly have something to do with being expected to sit through Sacrament without a snack or a toy that's got her bothered. She really likes her Little People and Animal Crackers....that's got to be the reason. It may also have something to do with the fact that we've told her we are no longer responding to any puppies or catties in our house, and that we will only speak to Lily directly. We did tell her that she was growing up and needed to use human words. That has to be it! Grrrreeeeaaaaaaat. I totally ruined my child's formative years by requesting she drop the cat act. Oh well, I can live with that. Maybe there's a part in Cat's the Musical she'll use to rebel against me when she's grown. Wouldn't I be proud? Oh, yes, I'm sure I would be. But it would be kind of funny, don't you think if she grew up to be an actress specializing in being a dancing animal, all because at three I decided I was tired of only speaking to animals?