My boys are so lucky.
They have a really solid group of friends.
Friends who they will go through school with.
Who understand Max and his ways, and are always there with a smile and a cuddle regardless.
And who understand Zack and his ways, and are still there rolling their eyes and grinning regardless.
It's great being able to meet up in the holidays or at weekends to go for a wander, to see them really get to let off some steam.
They chatter, they argue, they whine and they laugh.
I couldn't be happier at the set of friends my boys have.
After all, family isn't just the people you're related to.
Or not in my book at least.