All About A Boy


If you’ve been following my blog, you will know that T has a best-friend named F.  I’ve mentioned him countless times here.  He is an important little person in my daughter’s life, in our life, especially since we have now become good friends too with his family.  I’ve never shown his face before out of respect for S and C (his parents).   But this time, I’ve asked permission from them to post the following photos just to show you how adorable this little V.I.P in my daughter’s life is.  He is the cutest little boy in the world.  Yes, I’m biased.  But hey, this is my blog!

They first met at play-group (children under 2) and bonded over trains and cars.  T and F loves trains and cars.  I don’t really remember when exactly she declared that he was her best-friend, what I know is she started saying this after her second birthday.


The first photo was taken  on T’s second birthday.  F is just about a month older than T.  This was after her party.


And this was taken on T’s third birthday.  See how much they’ve grown?  We took them out to celebrate on an impromptu birthday picnic and steam-train-ride.  I wrote about that on this post.


Waiting for the steam-train to take us back to Launceston.  Aren’t’ they loveliest little BFFs?

They are so good together.  Don’t get me wrong, like all best-friends they also have their moments.  You would hear T suddenly burst into tears and hear a little protest from F, sometimes it escalates but most times, you’ll hear them laughing.  And F takes care of T, like really looks after her.  One time, I wasn’t with them.  They were out with F’s parents at the Farm shop.  T and F were playing outside and there was one bigger and older boy who didn’t want T to play in the toy tractor.  T burst into tears and when F saw this, he came bounding up, my husband was too far so he didn’t hear what F said to the big boy.  But the bully backed down and and let T in.  They also like to play “saving-each-other”.  T plays a very good damsel-in-distress, when she needs “saving” F would come up to her with his “strong-big-hands” and save her.  And she’d do the same for him, though admittedly, he does most of the “saving”.

I’m wondering though how long it will last.  When do boys start ‘hating’ girls and vice-versa?  Who knows?  They might  just skip that stage and just be friends… always.  Wouldn’t that be nice?

This post is linked-up with PODcast’s What’s they Story.

And The Oliver’s Madhouse

What about you?  Do you remember your first best-friend?


  1. harassedmom

    They are so cute!

    My daughter had a boy bff until she was 7/8 – he still adores her though 🙂

  2. What a wonderful post Dean, the photos of T and F are just adorable. They look so comfortable together too. I’ve no idea how long friendship lasts but let’s hope it’s a long time. Fabulous post, thank you so much for sharing #whatsthestory

  3. This is just adorable and loved the first 2 photos – you can really see how much they’ve grown. Lucas has a friend like this and I often talk about their wedding!!!! Lucas isn’t impressed with this 🙂

    • It’s lovely they have best-friends at an early age right? Hahaha. We don’t talk about weddings! My husband wants my daughter to go to a convent! 🙂

    • Who knows? My husband likes to joke though that when my daughter is old enough, she’s off to a convent! 🙂

      • judithkingston

        My husband’s already told our 1 year old daughter that she is not dating until she’s 35.

        • Your daughter is lucky. Every time the subject of boys and dating comes up he always says “Certainly not!” and that he’s taking her to the convent! 🙂

  4. This is utterly adorable 🙂 The photos are just the cutest! The first friends I remember are from Primary School – one of whom is a boy 🙂 – we’ve now been friends for 35 years… 🙂

    • Yay! Then you’re proof that it can indeed happen! 🙂 Woohoo. Here’s to friendship that lasts a lifetime! 🙂

  5. The both are so adorable I want to pick them up and squeeze them! And to see how they have grown. holy wow! Abbie had a best little buddy who was a boy at this same age, they are still friends to this day. I see good things happening here. Loved this post very much.

  6. Such a cute couple!
    It’s funny as most of F’s little friends are girls and just lately i have started to notice some small changes between them. F is obsessed with cars and the more girly of them are not so keen to race them with him anymore – i was wondering if it was the start of them beginning to drift apart a bit. At pre-school her certainly hangs around with boys a lot more!

    • Yes, it could be that. The thing with T and F, they like the same things. T still loves trains, cars and can also do rough play, like play with swords etc… She’ll do a girly thing like cry, but she’ll still do it. Same with F, he’ll have tea-parties with T and ‘cook’ with her etc. They sort of accommodate each other, which is really nice. F has recently gotten really close to another boy at play-school. But still sees T as his best-friend too and T I think is also slowly opening up to F’s new friend. And like I mentioned, we are really close to F’s parents now. So even outside play-school, T and F still get to see each other a lot, that also could be it 🙂

  7. How wonderful the two of them growing up together as BFF! My son and daughters are twins – they’ve always been each other’s best friend although they can have pretty good rows.
    #whatsthestory #magicmoments

  8. judithkingston

    That is just adorable. My 3yo has quite a few friends he is very fond of, but no declared best friend like this. Wouldn’t it be crazy if it lasted forever and then they got married and had kids of their own?

    • Hahaha. That would really be crazy! Good crazy, not bad crazy 🙂 And we’ve got loads of photos they can show their own kids 🙂

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