We turn to a Leading Authority to illustrate some Truths about Children's Social Networks. Social networks are often Supportive:
"The fact is," said Rabbit, "you're stuck. . . ."
So [ Christopher Robin] took hold of Pooh's front paws and Rabbit took hold of Christopher Robin, and all Rabbit's friends and relations took hold of Rabbit, and they all pulled together. . . .
And then, all of a sudden he said "Pop!just as if a cork were coming out of a bottle.
And Christopher Robin and Rabbit and all Rabbit's friends and relations went head-over-heels backwards . . . and on the top of them came Winniethe-Pooh -- free!
Sometimes they are Very Complex; and there are always connections-onedidn't-even-choose:
First came Christopher Robin and Rabbit, then Piglet and pooh; then Kanga, with Roo in her pocket, and Owl; then Eeyore; and, at the end, in a long line, all Rabbit's friends-and-relations.
"I didn't ask them," explained Rabbit carelessly. "They just came. They always do. They can march at the end, after Eeyore."
"What I say," said Eeyore, "is that it's unsettling . . . That's what I say."
And sometimes they can be most Stressful:
"Hush!" said Christopher Robin turning round to Pooh. . . .