Alex and Erica are best friends. They refer to each other as such. They graduated from high school together and spent a lot of time together this past summer.
We had planned on taking Alex to dinner the night before we took him to college. Totally and completely unbeknownst to him, I'd spoken to Erica and asked her if she would like to go with us. We were going to Bravo (our current favorite restaurant) about half an hour away.
Erica lives pretty close to us, so when Ted, Alex and I left, Ted nonchalantly asked Alex where exactly Erica lived. He told us which street it was on, and Ted turned down the street. I asked which house, and Alex pointed it out.
As Ted turned into Erica's driveway, Alex went CRAZY!
"You can't just pull in here!"
"She's not even home! She's at work!"
"Her parents are going to think I'm stalking her!"
"Dad, what are you DOING??"
It was quite humorous to hear Alex go off on his little tirade.
Then Ted told Alex that Erica was going with us. Alex replied, "She can't go! She's working tonight!"
The look on his face as Erica walked around from the back of the house was absolutely priceless. He was shocked, but so happy. They were both grinning, ear to ear.
Then he said, "If I'd have known she was coming along, I would have gotten dressed up."
We laughed like crazy then, because Alex takes longer to get ready to go anywhere than anyone else in the house. And he already looked just fine, as you can see.
If you look closely, you can see that they both have on orange "friendship" bracelets.
Usually Alex is the one complaining as I say I'm going to take a picture, but not this time. He happily sat down and smiled at the camera, as did Erica.I think it's so sweet that they say they are each others' best friends.