"A good friend will come bail you out of jail, but a best friend will be sitting next to you saying..."Damn that was fun!" - unknown
A statement so meaningful that even my 6 year old gets it.
The other day the General exited his school bus with a sour look on his face. "What's with the puss?" I asked jokingly.
The General followed up my question with one of his own, "How come you never let me bring toys to school?"
"Well, because toys don't belong at school. They belong at home." I answered.
"But, Ralphie brings his toys to school!" voiced the General.
All that I could come up with was, "If Ralphie jumped off a bridge would you do it too?"
Without hesitation the General answered, "Yes!"
I was actually shocked by his answer; after all, I call my first born the General for a reason. He is a leader by nature, not a follower.
"General, I was trying to make a point. You don't have to do something just because one of your friends is doing it."
To which the General responded, "Mommy if I don't jump after Ralphie, who will help him up?"
Man is he good. And he actually does have a point. I can recall many of times following my friends into danger, purely to help them emerge unscathed, of course!