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A Mom Tribe Is Cool, but One Friend Who "Friends" Hard Is Even Cooler

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I “friend” hard.

When I find a good one, I am all in, in-it-to-win-it, here for the long haul.

I’m a cheerleader and a shoulder to cry on. I’m a 2 a.m. conversationalist, when you just want to chat. I’m a silent listener, when you just need an ear to vent to. I’m a support system. I’m a builder-upper. I’m words of encouragement. I’m your non-judgmental confidante. I will always want what is best for you, and always have your best interest in mind.

I don’t care about your messy house or your laundry that’s been sitting on the accent chair in your bedroom, unfolded, for weeks on end.

I don’t care about the dishes piling up in your sink.

I don’t care about your sticky floors or the tiny fingerprints covering every kitchen appliance.

I don’t care that you sometimes forget to text me back, because, well, life.

I don’t care about your unwashed hair. Or that you’ve been wearing the same outfit for three days.

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I don’t care about how you raise your kids, as long as they’re happy.

I don’t care if you show up to my house, unannounced, with your kids in tow.

I don’t care if you don’t have the perfect marriage.

Or the perfect family.

I don’t care if your phone is filled with Pinterest recipes that will never get made.

I don’t care if your weekends aren’t always filled with family-fun adventures.

I don’t care that you aren’t always sunshine and rainbows because, well, kids.

Honestly, there’s probably more stuff that I don’t care about than stuff that I do care about, but what I do care about is simple.

I care about you. I care about your happiness. I care about your mental health. I care about your sanity.

As your friend, I care about showing you what true friendship is about.

Because you deserve nothing less than an all-in, in-it-to-win-it, here for the long haul friend.

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