What’s in a Friend?

I was having a conversation last night with a friend of mine about the qualities we once found important in ourselves and our friends prior to having children.
6 years ago, I was manicure, highlighted, tanned and made-up.  All.the.time.  I was religious about my every 6 weeks, $120 highlight job, my trips for a mani/pedi, never leaving the house without my hair styled (complete with product!) and makeup on.  I expected the same of my friends.  I would have never ran out for lunch for a friend with no makeup and sporting yoga pants.
And now…
I’m an itty bitty, teeny weensie bit annoyed by those people.  People like me, circa 2003.  Back then, I was very likely to base who I wanted to hang around with on their appearance and how they presented themselves to others.  
Shallow.  Very, very shallow.
 Now, I chose my friends more carefully.  Hair, make-up, fake tan…none of that matters.  I want to be friends with women who are frazzled, no-makeup wearing, pony tailed and wearing PJ pants to meet at someone’s house for a movie.  I want friends who are like me.  Not just in appearance, but in personality, morals and interests.  
I want friends who are moms, who get me, who get more than how much they like m highlights or the color of my nail polish.
I want true friends.
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3 Responses to What’s in a Friend?

  1. Kimberley says:

    What a great post. I think we just change when we have kids and realize the world doesn’t revolve around us anymore lol Grant it I still like a shiny coat of paint on my tootsies and I get my hair done pretty routinely but I’m not doing it to impress anyone, and if I didn’t do it, I know my friends (my real friends) would still love me for who I am on the inside.

  2. casey aubut says:

    Great post- I was just like that! Funny how those “snobby” ways seem so long ago. while my hair is not always touched up- my friends will be my friends for life- and I think that is a little more important! :)

    following you from Welcoming Wednesday!
    Would love for you to stop by http://www.aubutfamily.com

    Cassandra

  3. AmberFaith says:

    Hello! Newest follower from the Welcome Wednesday blog hop! Would love for you to stop by and follow back, whenever you get a chance. Have a great week! (:

    Amber
    http://beautifullybellafaith.blogspot.com

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