Ever since finding out that we are having a girl, my mind has been gravitating towards childhood memories and the amazing friendships I’ve been blessed to have. Through life’s highs and lows, my ladies have been there with me for it all. There’s nothing quite like the companionship of another female who shares in your sense of humor, emotional outbursts, embarrassing stories, and bad dance moves. I can only hope my daughter is as lucky as I have been to be surrounded by remarkable women, and here’s why…
Because only girls can relate to period stories.
A girl’s period is a scary/exciting/monumental occasion in her life, and if you’re anything like me and my friends, it will supply you with funny stories for years to come. Like the time I went to the waterpark while on my period and thought it was a good idea to wear a panty liner in my bikini. Guess what ended up stuck to the back of my thigh (for God only knows how long)?
Because when you go through a breakup they will have your back.
We’re girls, we over-analyze, and even if we are the one doing the dumping, heartbreak endures. A girlfriend will be there to tell you how amazing you are, how dumb he is, and how you need to get back on the horse (so to speak). They might even throw a party in your honor (anyone remember Dezipalooza?) or make you a breakup kit filled with Haggen-Dazs, hot guys pics, chick flicks and other get-over-him necessities.
Because girls get that you just need to vent.
Ever try to tell your husband or boyfriend about something that’s troubling you and all they do is offer solutions on how to fix it? That’s a nice effort, but 99% of the time we just want to be heard; to be validated; to be backed up. A good girlfriend gets that. End of story.
Because they help keep you grounded and well-rounded.
No matter how much you love your significant other, you simply can’t get everything you need emotionally from one person. (Not to mention, eventually they’re going to feel like you’re suffocating them.) Your girlfriends offer you another outlet to channel your feelings and give you an outside perspective on things. Besides, who else is going to watch the Notebook with you for the zillionth time?
Because there’s nothing quite like the female bond.
Cat in the hat, humpersizes, Boone’s Farms, Nick Nolte, sand snatch, Nessy, “just gonna check the temperature”. These are just but a few of all the inside jokes that will forever bond me to my favorite ladies for the rest of our lives. No matter how long it’s been, we can pick up where we left off and we’ll be back to laughing like 13-year-olds. Yes our men may be annoyed be the constant references to inside jokes, but that’s only because they’re jealous. 🙂