I’m a middle child. So I had the pleasure of being born into having a friend. And then got another one 4 years later. It’s quite the golden ticket to live in the same house as your best pal. Sharing and personal space can sometime become an issue, of course. But what’s a few crossed boundaries between friends, right?
Sadie has been born into a situation that I have never personally been privy to. She has been born an only child. Gaining interaction between her and other similar aged kiddos garners a little leg work from me. Especially since moving to a new city where I have no roots. I’ve been reduced to scanning playgrounds trying to find that needle in the haystack. The perfect combo of nice kid close in age to Sadie and cool mom that I can actually talk to past the sippy cup and diaper brand conversation. Even if that rare find is discovered it’s still a telemarketer-type-feeling of exchanging info and setting up meet times so the kids can play.
I have been fruitful in my quests and have met some great moms who have become good friends. Lucky for me, Sadie has also found the same in her little friend Delphine, aka “Dasheen”.
Delphine is two months older than Sadie, which is just enough so that they are pretty close in communication and physical abilities, but just different enough so that Sadie can worship the ground that “Dasheen” walks on and copy everything that she does. Oh, and laugh hysterically at evvverything that she says. Really. Delphine can ask for a drink of water and Sadie will literally keel over in laughter and go, “Hahahahahhhahahah!!! Water!!!”
Sadie is the Robin to Delphine’s Batman. She absolutely adores her. She asks for her throughout the day and will nearly have a heart attack if I surprise her with a Delphine playdate. Even as I type this I am giggling imagining how excited she gets. It’s insane! Insanely cute and infectious.
I really couldn’t ask for more. I love these two littles so much. And I love to see how they get to explore this big world together- one playground at a time.