Monday, September 24, 2007

Five Friends Every Young Mother Needs

Actually it's more like five categories: fill to as many friends as you have capacity for.

A Friend without Children: To talk to about things besides kids. To tell stories to without being immediately one-upped.

A Friend with Kids the Same Genders and Approximate Ages: To have playdates and commiserate with.

A Friend with Kids the Same Gender, but Two Sizes Bigger: To provide hand-me-downs. Preferably this friend should have generous grandparents and good taste. This is actually a category that almost certainly needs more than one friend, especially if you have boys.

A Friend with Preteens or Teenagers: To hire for yard work and babysitting, and to remind you that it's really not that long before your children will be wiping their own noses.

A Friend with Grown Children: For advice, and to reassure you that your children may still grow up into sane, emotionally-stable adults even though you lock them in their rooms for two hours while you take a nap.

3 comments:

Carrie said...

I was initially going to object but then I thought about it and I agree.

There now, wasn't that easy? If only all debates went that way.

Queen of Carrots said...

Yes, if everybody only did that, no one would ever argue with me. Heh heh.

chickadee said...

i love those categories and i agree. but i can't hold onto those friends without kids. they just keep deciding to have a baby and ruining it all.