When I was at school it was always so important to have as many friends as possible – the more friends you had the more popular you were and of course that is the most important thing at school right….
Fast forward 15 years and now I realise it’s not – its not about quantity it’s about quality. I can count my close and real friends on one hand… and would I change that – of course not as I really don’t have the time any more between working, looking after 3 children and the husband I rarely get a minute to myself!
I only have one friend who I see from school. I have known her for over 15 years now and she is one of my best friends. We have seen so many sides and states of each other we have to be friends! All my other friends I have met along the way through my journey and I really love them all.
Once you have children a friend is also someone who will put up with you and your extra little terrors – all my friends also have terrors so we all share that in common! And my family well there family so they have to put up with the terrors it’s in their contract 😀
True friends are the ones who will laugh with you and support you through a two year old melt down in a public place, they are the ones who will help you when your having a childish argument with a seven year old over ruining their life, they help you with witty comebacks then high five you when you have the last word – small victories people!
I’m lucky enough that I also have my family which I also count as my friends. As you get older you realise the importance of a decent friend and friend is also someone you don’t have to see all the time but when you do see them it’s just natural and like you have seen them everyday and you know they are the ones who will be there for you no matter what.