Through some ups and downs with friends, my 10 year old finally found her match. As a parent, I find that I worry more about my kid’s social skills more than their academic ones because at the end of the day, you might be able to spell correctly and know what the capital of Maine is but if you don’t know how to have a friendship, that is the recipe for a lonely life.
Peyton is a loving and sensitive young lady. Out of all my kids, she is the one I see having a big family of her own as she has that nurturing gene that I know I didn’t possess at that age. While she is loving and sensitive, she is also selective as to who she opens up to. Up until this past year, she had yet to find someone who she truly bonded with. Then she met her partner in all things silly and that is Skylar.
Peyton and Skylar are connected at the hip. They have a synergy which is enviable. Their crazy antics and creative play warms my heart and hearing their laughter in the is something I would play over and over again. There is no finer joy than your kid’s happiness.
Yesterday, our home was filled with giggles. I turned off my music and let their laughter be my soundtrack while I worked in the other room, feeling full of spirit and grateful for the sound.