Monday, June 28, 2010

Saying Goodbye is a Hard Lesson

This is Kaity's BFF, Hannasha. Hannasha and Kaity have been in class together since they were 6 months old. They've been through two schools and lots of teachers. Most of the time they act more like sisters than friends - constantly fighting, tattling, and then playing exclusively together. You can always tell when one of them was out of town. The other would mope around and be very grouchy. Well, the time has come for the two girls to say goodbye to each other. Hannasha's dad got a great new job at the University of Wisconsin-Madison so they're leaving today. Saturday, we went to a going away party for them. Kaity had a great time playing with Hannasha and some of her other friends, but mostly they just stuck together the whole time. I don't think either of them really understood that this was the last time seeing each other or playing together. When we left, they hugged and hugged and Kaity sobbed all the way home. She knew she was upset, but didn't really understand. She kept asking for her blankie over and over again (which I had left at home) which is a sure sign of Kaity being upset. She's talked about Hannasha some since then and drawn her pictures like she always does. I don't think it will hit her until she gets to her kindergarten class this fall and Hannasha isn't there. We're going to try to keep the girls in touch through Skype and pen pals, but it won't be the same. I hope Kaity remembers and values this friendship always. Prayers are needed for my little girl as she struggles with the hard lesson of saying goodbye.


Jen said...

Oh, poor Kaity! That's got to be tough. I'll be thinking happy thoughts for her. :)

erin said...

aww, it's a good thing that she has an insightful mom to help her out with this! i remember when my first best friend moved away, and it wasn't fun. :(
ditto on jen's happy thoughts vibe, and i hope that this will turn into a great opportunity for the two of them to have a new pen pal! or e-pal, or whatever it is these days.


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