More on friends

Today, as I walked across the courtyard at daycare to get Ella’s bag, I overheard some of the toddlers having a conversation about friends.

A (to L) – Are you my friend?
L – No, because I’m B’s friend.
A – I’m B’s friend too!
B – No you’re not!
A – Nobody is my friend! I have to have friends too!

So a bit later when I spotted A in the sandpit where I was waiting for Ella to finish making her birthday sandcake so we could go, I asked Ella if A was her friend. When she responded postively I asked her if she could go tell A she was her friend, because A was a bit sad.

So my little elf walks up to A, patiently waits till A has stopped talking loudly about someting else before she says softly but clearly, leaning towards A and tenderly touching her arm – “I am your friend, A”.

A – You are not my friend! D is my friend.
Ella – Mum! She says I’m not her friend!
Me – That’s ok sweetie, you have lots of other friends.

That is the first and the last time that I will get involved in preschool politics!

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2 Responses to “More on friends”

  1. jeanie Says:

    Ahhh – its a dicey world, playground politics – definitely not for the parents of children!Good on your daughter for bouncing back so well!

  2. Neet Says:

    Hehehe!!! Sounds like every day at work!! I love it. They crack me up all the time!


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