Jax has a best friend, Jeremy, at his daycare. The two of them are inseparable, so I’ve been told on more than one occasion. Their teachers tell me how they sit together for meals, how they wrestle, how they light up when they first see each other in the mornings. Just last week, they reported that when Jax woke up from his nap before Jeremy did, Jax sat beside Jeremy’s cot and patted his back while he slept.
Melts my heart.
Earlier this week, I was running so late to work that I had the fortune of dropping off Jax at the same time as Jeremy’s mom dropped him off. So I got to meet her for the first time.
So I thought.
Turns out, she looked familiar for a reason–we went to high school together! We weren’t good friends back then, but not for any reason in particular. We just ran in different circles. (Oh god, I sound like a grandma when I say that.)
We’re now Facebook friends, and we’ve exchanged phone numbers. I’m so happy that after the holidays, we can get the boys together outside of daycare. I have been feeling a bit of working momma guilt when the daycare teachers tell me how cute Jax & Jeremy are together because that is a whole other side of Jax I rarely get to see. We have playdates, sure, but usually with the kids of friends of mine–in other words, kids Jax doesn’t know that well because we aren’t around them more than once or twice a month, tops. So the interaction isn’t the same as it must be with his BFF he sees every weekday.
I’m so looking forward to seeing the two of them play together.
Does your kid have a best friend?