A & Calista, 2yo, May 2010
These two-year-olds are finally playing together!

Calista and A were born within a month of each other. I’ve enjoyed regular morning teas with A’s mother, so they’ve watched each other grow up.

First, as babies and then as toddlers, the two girls didn’t interact. They saw each other almost every week, but there was no connection. Then they went through a phase of disliking each other (perhaps as rivals for the adults’ attention), and most recently started actively ignoring the other’s presence.

Today there was a breakthrough. They were collectively abandoned by the older girls, and found themselves staring at each other — and started playing. It’s the beginning of a beautiful friendship!