Thursday, February 03, 2011

All I ever learned about friendship, I learned in Kindergarten

Scene: The lunchroom. I was sitting with two kindergarten girls while they finished off their lunch.

Rosie: Um, Cece?

Cece: Yeah?

Rosie: Do you want to be my friend?

Cece: No.

Rosie: ...

Cece: I'm already Lisa's friend.

Miss Hillary: Oh, Cece! The wonderful thing about friends is that you can have more than one! You can have 2, or 5, or 10, or even one hundred!

The girls joined hands, faced each other and squealed.

Girls: Oh! My! Gosh!

Cece: Ok. Maybe today I be Lisa's friend, and tomorrow I'll be your friend.

Rosie: Pinky swear?

Cece: Pinky swear!

They shook pinkies and then gave each other a big hug.