We hear about the best friends often. "I was playing at school with my best friend", "My best friend told a joke and it was soooo funny", "I was at the mall with Mommy and I saw my best friend", etc. The odd thing - rarely does this best friend have a name. My little man has been playing with one kid (aka Best Friend) at after-school for 2 weeks...so on the drive home, I asked how Tanner was doing. I wasn't shocked when Ian asked "who is Tanner?" "Uhhhh, the kid you were just playing with", I replied. Ian shot back "Ohhh, that's his name. He's my best friend."
Over the years, my children have had many no-name best friends. There is "the red haired boy", "the girl with the yo-yo", "the girl missing her tooth", & Ian's latest "the boy with the polka dots" (translation: freckles). I know I'm guilty of not remembering names, although I swear I do know the names of at least 40% of my best friends (the others are simply known as "dude", "man", or "bud").
Warning, All Future Best Friends of Ian! Do not purchase those matching BFF 5T shirts for you & Ian...because BFF in 5 year old terms is Best Friends For-now. Or is it Best Friends Frequently? Or Briefly Friends For-sure?
Until next time. buh bye.