Best Friends

Friday, April 20, 2012

I had a best friend growing up.  We were three months apart in age (I'm June, she's September) and we lived next to each other.  Thanks to the joys of Facebook, we reconnected a bit back and it brings me joy to think back on growing up together.  We grew somewhat apart in high school, when she moved away (but she moved back for part of it!) but, as kids, we were as tight as two kids can be.

Maya and Bobby have a godsister (daughter of M's godmother and B's godfather) who is close in age (she is June, they are September- sound familiar to my childhood BFF?? ;)  ) and they are a riot to get together.  L is tomboy enough to want to play with Bobby and girly enough to be inseparable from Maya.  My girlfried, M, and L visited today and we all had a blast of a morning that finished off with lunch at Subway and ice cream at the connected Maggie Moos.  We sat outside and the kids ate and had fun (after a morning of snacking, playing outside, and running around inside at Casa Haytko).  It was great... Really...

And, because M is awesome, she was able to pull Maya's hair back in a band (something that kid refuses to let me or anyone else do- have we turned over a new leaf???).  Adorable. 

On the way home (where we were going straight to nap), Maya cried because her "best friend, L..." wasnt going to be with her.  "Here when up?"  "No babe... Sorry, L... is going home to nap and hang out with Aunt M.... and Uncle N...; sorry."  There were sniffles.  It was heartbreakingly cute.  Then, as she gets in bed, she says.  "L... will come over again and we'll play."  Very matter-of-factly.  Not sure anyone wants to go up in court against this one if she chooses law as a field of practice. :)

3 comments:

Ms. J said...

One of the greatest joys I have had as a parent is watching my eldest daughter make friends. And to see her and her best friend love on each other and say aloud without promoting "I love you" makes my heart swell.

sonja said...

that is so cute!!

brigidmc12 said...

how adorable! that is the cutest pic = )