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My daughter is an only child so ever since she was 18 months old, she went to a preschool or child care. She was always a social kid, even at that young of an age. I remember first dropping her off, being so afraid she would cry or be scared, but when I went to get her, she was more upset that I was picking her up! This repeated in pre-K and again at Kinder. She thrives when surrounded by kids her age and I saw early on that to my girl, friendships meant the world.
When she was about 4, she was invited to a friend at school’s birthday party. I went to buy the gift and a card, as I always had, but when I went to fill it out, Sofia stopped me. “No mommy, I want to write in the card” she said, “can you help me?”
With me helping her with her spelling, she wrote her very first card to a friend. It’s something that now, 3 yrs later, she is an expert at and I see how her friends light up at each open. It seems that her friends love the idea of doing it themselves, because what happens now is she gets cards from her friends for all occasions. Birthday, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, End of the Year, Halloween, Thanksgiving- you name it, she gets a hand written card that she then puts away in a memory box I gave her earlier this year.
Her memory box is full of sweet little messages from her very first friends. These are the friendships that she will remember 20 yrs from now as the ones before life got complicated. When a simple, “Sofia you’re very nice” meant you would be friends forever. Who knows, maybe they will be… and when they have their kids, they can show them these boxes of cards- full of memories to inspire the next generation to create their own.
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