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Let’s Make a Deal

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Girls Rock Climbing Antelope Island, Utahphoto © 2009 D. Sharon Pruitt | more info (via: Wylio)
A great deal of familial conflict arises when one of the kids makes a deal with his or her sibling and does not keep his or her end of the deal. For example, if you play dress-up with me this morning, I’ll play Wii with you later. Except that later never comes. More often than not, the lack of follow-through is due not to any preconceived knavery but an end of interest in promised activity.

So we have had to implement a “no-deal” policy.

Yesterday, Poppyseed informed me that she had made a deal with one of the girls in her class.

Mama, I’ve made a deal with Avalon. I told her that she can play with Tessa and me if she promises to keep playing with Tessa after we move.

Tessa is Poppyseed’s “BFF.” That’s shorthand for “best friend forever.” They are fiercely loyal and, much to my dismay, rarely permit others into their realm. I had two friends like that in elementary school. I was sometimes given peek into their world, but it often felt like a provisional membership.

But what amazes me is that Poppyseed is so concerned that Tessa will be bereft after our move that she has arranged for Tessa to have a companion to fill the void.

A acceptable exception to the policy, wouldn’t you agree?

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16 Comments leave one →
  1. Tuesday, 14 December 2010 7:19 am

    It is an acceptable exception indeed! And may Poppyseed find an equally suitable companion once you move.

    • Frume Sarah permalink*
      Thursday, 16 December 2010 11:26 pm

      I have wondered aloud if there is a girl who is waiting for for someone like Poppyseed. Which makes Poppyseed excited about the possibility of a new friend.

  2. Howard permalink
    Tuesday, 14 December 2010 7:22 am

    So unbelievably considerate and selfless, and yes very acceptable exception!

    • Frume Sarah permalink*
      Thursday, 16 December 2010 11:28 pm

      I know. Amazing.

  3. Tuesday, 14 December 2010 8:15 am

    So beautiful!
    I too had a friend like that, and though I moved and our friendship (and its circles) have grown vastly since then, we are still BFF.

    • Frume Sarah permalink*
      Thursday, 16 December 2010 11:27 pm

      That is really, really awesome.

  4. Tuesday, 14 December 2010 9:49 am

    What a beautiful heart she has.

    I hope both of them continue to grow and thrive in their friendships in the days ahead.

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    • Frume Sarah permalink*
      Thursday, 16 December 2010 11:28 pm

      Amen.

  5. K.C. permalink
    Tuesday, 14 December 2010 12:31 pm

    Adorable! She’s such a cool little lady

    • Frume Sarah permalink*
      Thursday, 16 December 2010 11:30 pm

      Thanks, K.C. It made me so happy to hear how she is caring for her BFF.

  6. Tuesday, 14 December 2010 6:50 pm

    I found you from Around the Island. I love your site. I’m going to poke around a little bit, but don’t worry I’ll put everything back where I found it!!

    • Frume Sarah permalink*
      Thursday, 16 December 2010 11:31 pm

      Welcome, Kate. Thanks so much for reading AND taking the time to comment. I hope you enjoy it here in FS’s World!!

  7. Wednesday, 15 December 2010 1:46 pm

    Yes, that’s a very acceptable exception. What a wonderful, thoughtful child.

    • Frume Sarah permalink*
      Thursday, 16 December 2010 11:31 pm

      She really can be so thoughtful.

  8. valerie permalink
    Thursday, 16 December 2010 12:37 pm

    so sweet! 🙂

    • Frume Sarah permalink*
      Thursday, 16 December 2010 11:58 pm

      I thought so as well. Thanks so much for your comment, Valerie.

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