I'm curious to get a little glimpse into the future. My daughter is only six years old, and she's had the same best friend her entire life. They met at 18 months old and were in the same preschool class for the 2s, 3s and 4s. We (her mom and I) had them intentionally separated for public kindergarten, although they attended the same school. Their friendship remained solid, they played with each other at recess and shared new friends with one another. Mid-way through that year, my daughter was accelerated to 1st grade, and her best friend was her biggest cheerleader. No longer at the same recess, they requested more afterschool playdates, and we obliged. In the summer, they attended a 6-week day camp together and spent what amounted to 9 hours a day with each other (bus ride there, all day long, bus ride back). This year, they began the year in different grades but do one afterschool activity together per week and have had, on average, one additional afterschool playtime per week together at one home or the other. Additionally, they play separate sports (one does soccer, the other softball) and have very different strengths and talents from one another. They love each other and have NEVER, ever, ever had an argument, disagreement or fight. They each have some of their own friends as well as mutual friends. What do you all think-- will my daughter and her friend be friends for a very long time to come, or have you seen friendships like this come to an abrupt, or unhappy, end? Stories/experiences wanted!
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9/22/10 at 2:31pm