When I was in school, I signed off in more yearbooks than I could probably count with "friends forever" or the abbreviated "f/f". Of course, I don't even remember most of those people, so clearly, I'm a liar.
Sydney's setting herself up for an even bigger challenge. On an almost weekly basis she comes home announcing someone new is her BFF. She then looks at me in all seriousness and asks, "Do you know how to spell BFF?"
Her most recent best friend is Jaydon, who's not only in her kindergarten class, but also goes to our church. Jaydon has stayed in the BFF spot for several weeks, so I figured this friendship must be serious. And so Jaydon's mom and I arranged for her to come home with us after Sunday School for a playdate.
Sydney had been counting down the days since before we actually confirmed there would be a playdate. She was so excited! At last the big day arrived. It was amazing to watch the two girls play. They look nothing alike. They sound nothing alike. And yet, they are so alike.
We set up Sydney's card table so they could eat lunch as if it was a tea party.
And then they moved on to Barbies. Oh, the dramas they created!
Later in the afternoon, when they seemed to be getting tired, I suggested they relax and watch a Barbie movie. That worked, until the scene in the movie where Barbie and her friends dance. Of course Sydney and Jaydon had to dance along.
Later they played outside, drawing their friendship on our driveway for all to see (until the rain washed it away.)
Still later, their "girls only" rule came to an end when they joined Daddy and AJ in a game of baseball.
When it came time for Jaydon to go home - seven hours later - there was pouting from both girls. They didn't want the day to end. We reminded them they'd see each other the next day in school and promised to do another playdate soon. Because that's what BFFs do.