Sunday, August 14, 2011

BFFs start the 2nd grade

Maggie and Katelyn met on in August of 2009. We were both at meet the Teacher night at their schools. I remember looking around the class and saying to Maggie,"Hey, look over there. That little girl looks nice." They met that night and were fast friends.

They stuck together through Kindergarten and begged to have play dates every day after school or to go have lunch together. It was such a blessing for Maggie to have such a sweet friend to help her have a great first year. I met her parents and talked to her mom every day during pick up time.

Last year, they were in the same class together again. The year was a tough learning curve for Maggie and she was so thankful to have her BFF by her side as she navigated the new school year. They again begged for playdates after school or to go to McDonald's together.

This year, they are in the same class again. I was really nervous. I didn't tell Maggie, but I was so scared that they wouldn't be together again. They had a playdate on the day that the class lists came out. We met Katelyn's mom at school at 5:00 to see the class lists. Before we got out of the car, I prayed with the girls that no matter what, they would have a great year.

I was so stinking nervous. I was trying not to let them see how nervous I was about this. I mean, they would still be friends, but it would be so nice for them to have each other in class one more year.

We walked over to the list posted outside the school office. We scanned the lists and couldn't find their names. Where were they?

Then, we saw it. They were in the same class together for the third year in a row. There was cheering and high fives.

So, they are together for one more year. Yes! Maggie is so much more confident this year about school. She and Katelyn know the ropes, but still have each other to lean on.

As an added bonus, I have become friends with Kirsten, her mom. We have a lot in common and it's nice to have someone to navigate school and parenting with her. We even met for coffee this morning without the girls to just catch up with each other.

As we left school today, they begged for playdates at each other's houses. I hope they have playdates for many years to come.
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Christine said...

*jealous ;)

beth said...

I'm jealous, too. I wish I had a life long friend who knew me.