My daughter Sara met this girl Abby when they were only about 2 years old. My daughter fell in LOVE with Abby. So the mom and I exchanged numbers and for the past 3 years we’ve had about 3 or 4 play dates per year.
They are a super nice family and I love them, I wish we could get together more often….but busy times, busy people.
Anyway, I think I can sort of tell that Abby sort of thinks of Sara in a …’could take this friendship or leave this friendship anytime’ sort of way.
They are only 4 and 5 years old. When they are together they play really well. But it just makes me wonder. Why does my daughter LOVE this child so much and this child is sort of indifferent?
On the other side of that, another friend my daughter plays with, Cindy, loves my daughter Sara so very much. And of course Sara is a bit indifferent.
I just always wonder about that. Tell me what you think about it all?
(Names have been changed to make me feel clever)
I *love* changing names to make me feel clever, Gentle Reader! That’s full of the Awesome that you do too. Except I can never remember what I changed names TO, which is why I blog under my real name. Otherwise, you’d get wickedly confused when I called my son 74 different names in a single sentence. I’m clearly no genius.
But, tell you something you DIDN’T know, right?
Kids? Are fickle and weird creatures. That’s probably the shortest explanation I can give you. I’m sure a child psychologist could give you some more insight into WHY they’re weird and twitchy like that, but that’s just what they do.
Let me give you an example.
Ben (who is 8) has a best friend who lives in the neighborhood. All summer they were joined at the hip, and, in fact, they are in the same class in school. But they haven’t really played together since the end of August. Why? I HAVE NO IDEA. Ben has no idea.
Until this week, when they’re suddenly best of friends again.
No idea why.
So my answer is this: kids are weird and squirrelly.
Aunt Becky, I need help! I don’t know what to talk about to people anymore! I just had my second baby on Halloween, and it seems like since then, all I can think to talk about are REALLY inappropriate things. Like, the other day, I seriously considered changing my Facebook status to “Mommy’s nipple is super sore from nursing”. WTF?! I know this isn’t appropriate! My DAD reads my status!! But right now, I’m crazy enough, I’d probably tell him to his face. This is insane! Will this wear off? Is there a support group? People who don’t mind listening to this tmi minutia?
Oh Gentle Reader, I think that you’ve already FOUND that support group here. Or, at the very least, you’ve got a friend in Your Aunt Becky. Because you’re asking the same person who, just this week tweeted,
“My quest for honey uncrustables has been so far in a sad, sad word: fruitless. That so sounded like an exotic STD, didn’t it?”
“Sometimes, when I look like I’m staring into space, I’m really just imagining what I’d if I had a third arm.”
So, I suppose that what I’m saying is this: we’re all entertained by pointless TMI minutiae. Or, if we’re not, I have 4,668 people who follow me to point and laugh. Which is entirely possible. In fact, it’s likely.
If it bothers you, try picking up a newspaper and just reading the headlines so that you can talk a little bit about what’s going on in the world. Your brain will grow back once you start sleeping some more, I promise.
And I’m kind of a lost cause. But hey, I’ve got my Uncrustables, so I’m happy.
Dear My Band of Merry Pranksters,
I am in the middle of feverishly working on getting my new site design up and running and I need your help. What are your favorite posts that I’ve written? I know, I KNOW, I ask so much of you.
Your Aunt Becky
P.S. If’n you’re going to BlogHer and want to vote to see The Mouthy Housewives and Your Aunt Becky (Sherrick Harks) speak, today is THE LAST DAY to vote for our room. So, go here, vote and let the people speak! Or not. Whatever. I’ll still BE there. Maybe I’ll speak in my OWN room. BY MYSELF.