i have had a friendship like that since 4th grade.
what really i think kept us together was that we werent just friends ourselves but that i was friends with her family and she with mine. our families were friends too but we did not stay that much in touch.
i have watched her sister get married, have kids and now those kids are almost on the verge of getting married and i am still friends with all of them.
having history together really makes a lot of difference.
dd and her bf have been friends since they were 6 months old. they are completely different personalities but they cant go without seeing each other every week even though they are in the same school.
and yes we are all family friends and she even calls my friend mom. his gma is her gma too.
they just do the sweetest things together. for instance he looooooooooves baseball, but when dd is over he chooses to watch a show because she doesnt like babeball. we go watch his soccer games.
we've spent christmas and TG with his family.
we met at LLL so we became friends at the same time our children became friends.
both are onlies and they are like siblings. we always two of same kind of things for each other.
it amazes me how a shy quiet nerd is such good friends with a loud extremely expressive very gregarious child.
bf's mom just discovered skype. and now they both run home to call each other on skype
its really funny. they talk and fight and argue like an old english couple. and yet they both listen to each other when parents have no effect and oh boy they stand up for each other. so while her bf might not react to a bully, my dd chases that bully all over the field because how dare they bully her friend. yet if the bully bullied my dd she probably would have ignored that child.