The Best of Friends

I love it when my daughters are the best of friends. There is very little that can brighten my mood like Β the sight of them playing and grinning, the sound of their giggles. It doesn’t happen as often as I would like — in fact, it seems that much of their time together is spent devising new ways to torment one another, but when they’re getting along, it’s like magic. Their smiles and laughter make every difficult thing so much easier to deal with.

The Best of Friends - Giggling Girls

Β I walked up to the apartment complex office one afternoon this week, to check the mail. As I came back down our breezeway toward the front door, I could hear their laughter. I paused outside and listened, hoping that it would last and not turn into tears or grumpiness. They’re hormonal prepubescent girls, after all, and apt to get emotional and full of attitude over the slightest thing.

This time though, the laughter continued, and actually got louder. I opened the door and immediately picked up the camera, wanting to capture this beautiful and rare moment for posterity. I snapped this picture, and then their giggles became contagious. I’m not even sure what they were laughing at, exactly — an animated drawing of a Pokemon battle that they both worked on. I couldn’t tell you what was so hilarious about it. I’m old, you see, so I don’t get it. They get it though, and in their opinions, it was the funniest thing ever.

No, I didn’t laugh at their silly video. I laughed at my beautiful daughters, still children but not for long, grinning wide, giggling until they had to run to the bathroom, which made them laugh even harder. It was pure happiness, unadulterated fun, side-splitting hilarity. I could watch them laugh and smile like that forever.

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I'm Heather, a married mama of two teen girls, a stillborn baby girl (7/1/12), and a sweet and wild preschool girl (4/2/14). I've been blogging at The Destiny Manifest since 2001. I like to write about appreciating all of the beautiful little things that surround us, particularly in the face of grief, infant loss and mental health issues. Every day is an adventure!

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  • Gotta love those contagious giggles! Happy WW.

    • Oh yes! Happy WW to you too, Jennifer! πŸ™‚

  • I love those moments, too. And I am constantly eavesdropping on their little conversations and can’t help, but smile when they are giggling about something together. Great picture and can truly relate, Heather!! πŸ™‚

    • The best conversations here are just after bedtime, when they’re not *supposed* to be talking, but they still are. They giggle and whisper about boys, music, books (and yes, farts). Funny, silly kids!

  • Cyndi

    I love a good giggle fit. πŸ˜€ This is such a cute photo and the story behind it is priceless. Have a wonderful Wednesday. πŸ™‚

    • Nothing better than a giggle fit! Thank you Cyndi! πŸ™‚

  • TaMara

    I love it when my girls act like friends more than sisters.

    Thanks for linking up over at Tales of a Pee Dee Mama

    • Thank you for hosting the link-up, TaMara!

  • That is truly a wonderful moment to cherish! I always love listening to the sounds of my sons playing/laughing//talking together!

    • Yes! I just wish the kids could understand how much happier we ALL are when they play/laugh/talk rather than argue/fuss/pick on each other!

  • Nat

    that is so sweet!

  • You are right, there is nothing better than to see them enjoy each others company!! Oh! My Heartsie WW w/Linky

    • Thanks for the linky, Karren! πŸ™‚