"Oh really?" I said. "I knew about the chocolate chips, but not the closet."
Haley is Ryder's first real friend. She is the daughter of my friend Megan who watches Ryder once a week so I can volunteer in my kids' classes. Haley is almost a year older than Ryder and horrifically shy in front of, well just about anyone, but she and Ryder have formed a special bond.
"He he was pretending to call her today." I told Eric. "He also told me today that he doesn't need to wear shoes outside since Haley doesn't wear shoes."
We both had a chuckle then I sighed as I know what is happening next week.
Ryder's first real friend is moving.
With my husband's job, we move a lot and so we have left many friends, I am not used to being on the other end. This will be my second good friend who moved away within this last year.
"When am I going to Haley's house?" Ryder will often ask me. "Did you know Haley doesn't wear shoes outside? Haley is a grill (girl)" Lately all Ryder has been talking about is Haley.
We are keeping our fingers crossed that they will be able to move back in a couple of years, Megan's husband actually works for the same company as Eric so there is a chance of that. I just wonder if in two years when Ryder is 5 and Haley is 6 if they will have that special bond again. Or if Ryder will be starting to think "grills" are gross.
That first friend... will always hold a special place in your heart.
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