It's amazing how young girls begin using the term "best friend." Lately, I have heard girls as young as 2, mine included, say "want to be my best friend?" Or when they're not getting what they want, " You're not my best friend anymore" Seriously, where do they get this stuff. My daughter is 2 going on 16 I swear. They get sassy younger and younger these days. In order to deter any unwanted tears or tantrums we always explain that we don't have best friends everybody should just be friends with everybody. We teach the girls that there really are no best friends and while I agree with the theory that everybody should love everybody and we should be everybody's friend, I feel a little different about the best friend theory.
I hope when Kenz is older that she does have a best friend, or multiple best friends. I don't know where I would be in this life without my best friends. They have got me through heartbreak, times when I thought I could never go on, loneliness, when I thought I didn't have any friends, joy, when I just wanted to scream from the rooftops, and many other things. Milestones are always more fun when shared with a friend. I'm so thankful that I've had a friend to share life with. And as I met with my best friend last week and we discussed our current life trials, joys and disappointments, I'm excited to be sharing a new journey with her. Stay tuned to the blog for more details! Also check out Carissa at TisforTownsend!