I didn't really expect Riker to develop meaningful friendships and enduring bonds at such a young age, probably because it seems like only yesterday that he was a toddler who just played alongside other children. But now we're well and truly into the days of collaborative and imaginative play and it's fascinating to get glimpses into the complex social systems of the preschooler!
Riker and Arlo at our local park
Having a buddy has made the school day all the more enjoyable for both of them. Arlo lives in the same suburb and so we've been getting the boys together to play outside of school as well. It's been really interesting to see them navigate the rules of friendship and I look forward to seeing how it continues to unfold in the coming months!