One of the things that I’ve learned since becoming a parent, is just how easy it is to lose touch with your friends. And that’s a mistake. The happiest people I know are the ones who maintained their friendships, and made them a priority in their lives. Girlfriends supply a much needed support system, and make drinking vast amounts of wine socially acceptable 😉
I’ve been trying to slowly mend some of the friendships that I allowed to fall into disrepair. I’ve also been trying to actively make new friends- which is something that I was never very good at-I’ve always been the quiet one in the corner with resting bitch face. Most women I know have either kept their lifelong friends, or have friends from work or mommy groups. But I don’t work in an office anymore, and I never felt like my little family fit into the Mommy Group niche – I tried briefly, but it was, well it was a whole other post. My point is, finding kindred souls hasn’t been easy. I suppose it isn’t really supposed to be.
Real friends are like unicorns-sparkly and awesome and rare. Your friends know you better than anyone else, and they like you anyway. Your friends let you vent viciously about your husband/wife/kids/whatever and don’t question your love for them. They are Aunts to your kids just as they are sisters to you. I know that sounds incredibly cheesy- straight off a Hallmark card cheesy- but it’s true. No one listens like a friend.
So, if we used to be friends and we’ve lost touch, I’m sorry. And if we’re new friends-I hope we turn out to be unicorns because unicorns are awesome. And if we’re still totally friends, and you’re reading this all like, “What am I, chopped liver?” To you I say, come visit me bitch.