Hello! Just a quick on. I printed the picture directly on my page. I used Picture it to give it more of a hand drawn look. I chalked in his face a bit to dull the stark white. Anywhere hole punches around the picture. Fonts are scriptina and 2 peas hot chocolate <BR><BR>Journling inspired the layout. I need to get it on paper……it had been a rough week. Journaling reads:<BR><BR>Four weeks and 2 days of being SIX and already you have changed. I am not sure when it happened but it did. You are in that dreaded phase of wanting to be big and independent but at the same time wanting to be small and babied all the time. You and I have had a battle of the wills lately and it makes me so sad. The child who never argued is now argumentative. The child who would do anything he was asked is now stubborn and trying to talk back. The child who always wanted to keep peace is picking fights with his siblings.<BR><br>I know at this age you don't understand what is going on. Fortunately I do. You are trying to declare your independence. This is the age where that little boy who was so in love with his momma has realized that he can do things on his own yet is still somewhat afraid to. You are caught between being big and being little.<br><br>You cry a lot and fight with your brother's and sister. you hate that they are bigger and can do more and that she is younger and seems to get more attention (although, that's not true). You try to exclude her from everything lately and do lots of things to make her cry. Although, when no one else is here all you want to do is play with her. The battles have been long and hard these past few weeks and I am wearing thin.<br><br>I do know that this is only a phase and it will end soon. You are just caught in a state of limbo. By the time you are almost 7 it will be over. You will realize that you can have some independence without demanding it. you will no longer cry at the drop of a hat or try to push my buttons every 2 seconds. You will stop pushing your limits…..at least for a while. I expect that we will once again travel down this road by the time you are 9 or 10. For now let's just do the best we can to get through this with as few battls as possible. I love you forever and always……..in limbo or not!