I often worry about our decision to have two children so close together, just 18 months apart. I worry that the eldest didn't get to be the 'baby' for very long. I worry about dividing my time. I worry about their ability to share or not to share toys. And I worry about the financial strain of having two in diapers and then later two in college.
My daughter has recently discovered the word "friend" and now uses it to describe everyone. "Me kitty my friend" and "My Daddy my friend".
But recently all of that worry disappeared when my daughter began to list her friends as we left "granba and papa's house". "Granba my friend, Papa my friend, Daddy my friend" and the list went on until the very last one. "Connor my best friend."