Little Red has been friends with Big Jack since they were in utero. Every week they hung out while their anxious parents studiously prepared for their impending arrival. Soon after their births they resumed their weekly adventures and have played together at least once a week ever since.
Of course, as two year olds, they have a rocky friendship. Their interests are so alike that they both love the exact same toys, and their closeness makes them more like siblings. Usually every playgroup results in at least one battle between the two.
The beauty is that they truly enjoy each other’s company and love each other. No matter what tumult had happened on the previous visit they are eager to see each other again. Today as we were running out to the car Little Red ran all the way down the walk calling, “I’m coming Jack! Jack, I’m coming!” Jack, in the car, heard Little Red’s calls and shrieked excitedly “Little Red!”
I need to be more like that, more ready to accept my friends for their virtues and more truly forgiving of their flaws. I have so much to learn from these two-year olds.