Why I Love Befriending Friends’ Kids

Our friend Mike’s daughter posted the following reviews on GoodReads, and I loved them so much that I’ve kept the email in my inbox for two days:

On Caddie Woodlawn, which I recall really enjoying:
“Oh my gosh! I know there are a lot of Newberry books i’ve read, but I really loved this one. READ IT, READ IT READ, AND READ IT AGAIN! THANK YOU, CAROL RYRIE BRINK FOR MAKING THE BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
On Island of the Blue Dolphins, which I know that I loved:
“I hate it I hate it I hate!I want to puke all over it and then throw sour milk on it and then flush it down the toilet and then let the sewer rats nibble on it! I. Hate. It.  What I don’t like is that it was so boring until she met the girl on the island and was saved”

Every time I read her posts, I’m reminded of the fact that our friends have awesome kids and that I really hope we can be around to watch them grow up into awesome adults.