Parenting Perspective: Building friendships

April 2, 2010 9:39:05 AM PDT
Last weekend, I took Emma and Luke to his best friend's birthday party. As I walked into the party, I watched my children scatter to play with their friends. Used to be, they would cling to my leg and refuse to let go of my hand at gym class and parties. Now, I've been replaced by "Friend Luke" and "Addison." Sure, part of me really misses my "babies." But my heart fills with pride seeing how Luke and Emma have their own close friends.