Once upon a time, there were two cute babies, whose parents lived next door to each other. Their moms worked out and talked all the time together, their dads talked about engineering like the day is long.
The girl moved away and back and away again, and then they were old enough to play and have fun like nobody’s business.
Then they moved apart again, forever apart but still growing up like nobody’s business.
A long car ride and an air hockey table brought them together at last. They glanced at each other over dinner, in that shy who are you showing off for way.
The other kids had fun too- the little babies now grown up, got lost in their world of make believe and princess dogs.
Leo found something with wheels. He was happy for the rest of the day.
And they played on stairs and outside on chairs and made funny faces like old friends.
We had so much fun at our old friend’s home, nothing like seeing people who’ve seen you fat and skinny, poor and not so poor, struggling with the hard things in life, and sitting around watching our kids play in the summer kiddie pool. There’s something so comforting about people who still laugh at your jokes, and who are like family, but don’t have to be- they want to be.
Love you Mackrory’s.
Oh, and if you’re a fan of Jane Austen, the mother of these adorable children wrote a book with an alternative plot. To be released in one week! Writing and editing a book with 3 kids is no simple task, and Karalynne makes it look easy.
Hooray for good friends and fine literature!