This time of year always gets me thinking about friends.
The school year is drawing to a close for the Sassy Lassy. She is definitely ready to put the school year (and second grade) behind her and is very much looking forward to attending summer camp. Many of the kids she will be attending with are kids she saw daily in daycare and preschool and who have now moved on to different schools. She is a funny kid. She loves people but gives her heart over to friendship very carefully. And then, of course, you are a friend of hers for life.
Mr. Mister is in transition. In just a couple of short weeks he moves to his new classroom and they have been making daily visits to get to know his new teachers. He will be there for the summer and then he starts preschool in the fall. We recently broke the news that his best buddy will be moving into a different classroom. And he took the news in stride. For Mr. Mister meeting someone new is always an opportunity to make new friends. And as a bonus. he also has an imaginary friend, named Mason, to keep him entertained.
And for me? My 25th high school reunion is coming up this year. I am still trying to decide if I will attend the reunion of the high school I did not graduate from in addition to the one I did. I have many friends from grade school and junior high that I would enjoy catching up with. And I have already been to all the other reunions my high school has had. And since I am, and always have been, a “the-more-the-merrier” kind of gal maybe I will go to both of them.
Friendships are an important part of our lives. In some ways, even more so today than ever before. In this ever-advancing techno age, I think those personal connections go a long towards teaching lessons, building memories and having fun.
Our Wacky Wednesday meal will honor friends by combining foods you simply CAN’T imagine without the other. You know, like cereal & milk. But friendships are often more than just two people so we’ll also combine a bunch of foods that are perfectly yummy on their own but are even better when they are combined. You know, like Chilli.
Black Bean/Corn Quesedillas
Chips & Dip (guacamole)
Carrots & Ranch Dressing
Ice Cream & Cone
And we will continue the ongoing conversations about friends: about treasuring old ones and making new ones.