Writer’s Workshop: A New Friend

July 16, 2014 · 14 comments

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1.) A new friend.

Laina made a new friend this year and I’ve been baffled at how quickly they claimed each other.

According to Laina, Erica just walked up to her and asked her if she wanted to be best friends.

Laina said yes and they’ve been talking on the phone ever since.

I use the term “talking” loosely here.

The other day Laina was walking around with the phone.

She set it down, poured a bowl of cereal, grabbed a spoon and a glass of milk.

She sat there eating her food in silence and finally I was all, “Is Erica on the phone?”

And she was all, “Yeah. Why?”

And I was all, “Well you aren’t even talking to her…what is she doing?”

And then Laina shouted into the speaker, “ERICA???”

And Erica was all, “Yeah?”

And Laina was all, “What are you doing?”

And Erica was all, “Skating.”

She looked at me and shrugged.

Put another spoonful of Cheerios in her mouth.

Continued to sit in silence.

Man. Some of us have to wait years for friendship to reach that comfort level.

Anyone want to roller skate while I eat my cereal this morning?

Now it’s your turn!

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The Prompts:

1.) A new friend.
2.) Book review!
3.) Do you “unplug” during the summer months? Why or why not?
4.) Something you got to do when you were young that you would not let your children do.
5.) List your top 12 solutions for bored children.

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Adrienne July 17, 2014 at 3:40 am

First of all – I’m so glad you used this photo here! I just saw it o instagram, and it’s one of my all time favorites….now I can gush over it! Love the fence. Love the open landscape and …. mostly … the sweet girl gazing at the horses and taking it all in! And, I’ll eat cheerios while you’re roller skating – but I don’t skate! My kids used to sit with friends on the phone and watch tv. They’d be watching the same show. Say nothing – but just be watching “together!! I don’t think I’ve said this for a while – but thanks for all the great prompts – It’s not easy to keep coming up with all these, and I really appreciate it!


Tiffany July 17, 2014 at 4:07 am

Love that picture!!! I thought you were going to say “Erica” was the horse!! LOL!!! Love that the girls are that comfortable with each other already!!!


Kimberly July 17, 2014 at 4:20 am

And before you know it, they’ll be texting each other from the crapper.
Now that is friendship.


Haley Webb July 17, 2014 at 4:56 am

Oh my goodness, I love this! I remember when I was younger I did the same thing, except I had a sister nagging in my ear telling me it was her turn to call her friend, haha!


Tina July 17, 2014 at 5:41 am

Everyone should have at least one friend like that!


Allie July 17, 2014 at 6:14 am

I love listening to the conversations my daughter has with her friends on the phone. I only hear her side, but it always makes me smile. Oh the ease of friendship at that age.


Marie at the Lazy W July 17, 2014 at 6:18 am

Hilarious! I was so prepped for a touchy feely story with that gorgeous photo. But really, what’s more touchy feely than that exact level of comfort in a friendship? Love it so much, haha! xoxo


carol July 17, 2014 at 6:52 am

Oh my goodness! That is so funny. Everyone needs a friend like that. Love this post!


kelley July 17, 2014 at 7:21 am

oh, kids are great. We should all try to be like them don’t you think? fun post today. Stopping by from mama kats kelley at the road goes ever ever on


Julie Jordan Scott July 17, 2014 at 2:36 pm

I thought Erica was going to be the horse, too – and love the fact it was a friend she ‘ate cereal’ with while her friend skated. So perfect. Love love love may I please say love a few more times? Brava!

Now I have to consider what prompt to use. We’ll see….


Abby July 17, 2014 at 3:43 pm

Sweet! Besties for life, totally!
I grew up when phones had cords and their bases were bolted to the inside of the house somewhere. We thought we were bonding then… but now!


pattisj July 17, 2014 at 9:08 pm

That’s so cute. I’m glad you shared it.


Andrea July 18, 2014 at 7:37 am

Love it! Some of my favorite phone calls are when my friends and I just narrate what we are doing. No conversation needed, but there sure are a lot of laughs.


Jamie July 18, 2014 at 9:46 am

Thanks for the prompt… It was a fun one.
My daughter is the same with her phone buddies… it’s so cute! I’ll take this innocent, silly chatter over what is to come in a few years when her first boyfriend calls… :0/


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