April 13, 2012


SB has always enjoyed and sought out the company of other children. She is very social. She makes friends everywhere she goes. The other day we were at the pool and she was playing with a little girl and she told her, "I really like to make new friends."

I nearly died from the cuteness.

One thing I am definitely noticing is that she is developing real attachments. It's so fun to watch. There are a certain kids she enjoys getting together with most and talks about all the time.

I asked her recently if she wanted to invite one of the girls from her preschool class she often talks about over to play at our house. She was SO excited. So during their spring break last week, they got together:

But the closeness SB is developing with certain kids has a downside, too. Some of her favorite friends are our neighbors. There are three kids five and under who live a few doors down from us. We get together with them often, and SB adores them.

They are a military family, and they are getting ready to move this summer. I don't know how I am going to prepare SB. It's going to be so hard. She talks about these kids every single day.

She is past the "out of sight, out of mind" age. She's going to know they are gone. She is going to miss them. She is going to be sad.

On the one hand, I don't want it to come as a surprise to her. And I want her to be able to do something special for her friends before they go. On the other, I don't want her stressing out about it before it even happens.

I'm still working out the best way to deal with this. I have until June. But, this weekend one of SB's other favorite friends will be moving into our neighborhood. So there's that.

And then there was the meet up last week with my friend Mae and her daughter. SB is still talking about her new friend. She wants a picture of her in a frame.

It brings be great joy to watch her develop relationships. And at this stage, the greatest drama is when one of them grabs a toy from the other.

You'll notice these are all pics of SB with little girls. She has decided recently she doesn't like boys. All because one of her male classmates stepped on her foot and didn't tell her he was sorry. We talk about this often.

I'm trying to convince her boys are OK...
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