what is friendship?

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Cassidy says:

To get a friend you must help them and be nice to them. Here is a list of things they do.

  • Friends play together, eat together, and sit together.
  • Friends talk to each-other, walk together, and help each-other.
  • Friends run together, go to classes together, and go on playdates together.
  • Friends text each-other, call each-other, and dress up together.
  • Friends watch movies together, play board games together, and watch concerts together.


Mom says:

When I was Cassie’s age, we had friendship bracelets and Best Friend necklaces that broke in half, remember those?

As I’ve grown older, I’ve made very few new friends in real life, locally. Only one in the last 10 years, if I’m being brutally honest. But the others are ones that I’ve had seemingly forever. And I’ve made a huge number of friends via this wonderful invention called the internet.

I attended an all-girl school that drew students from Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. What that meant was… long distance phone bills, and lots of them. 25 cents a minute during peak hours, and man alive, I like to talk.

How different my life and pocketbook would have been if we’d had email… and texting… and Facebook… and collaborative blogs… and online games in virtual worlds.

And yet… how refreshing and endearing to see that when asked, Cassidy’s description of friendship is the same as it ever was (except the texting). True friendship is timeless, its description universal.

I think I’ll call my in-real-life friends and ask them when we can sit together, walk together, eat together. Dress up together and have a playdate together.

It’s been far too long.


How often do you get to play with your friends?


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 what is friendship?


Cassidy is 8 years old & in 3rd grade. She likes soccer & bowling, reading & puppies, and annoying her brothers. Her favorite toy is the computer.

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