Six is a very big thing - in someways it is one of those milestone birthdays. You are now old enough to do things by yourself but at the same time you are still young enough to ask someone to do something for you such as tie your shoelaces. My youngest boy turns six today. For me it is a bit sad as it means those years of early childhood are slowly coming to a close. Yet at the same time I am enjoying every bit of independence that he achieves. He is in his second year at school and he is beginning to discover the delights of reading. Lego and cakes how contented can a boy be.