Not too long ago, I shared five ways to be a great friend.
Since then, I've thought of a few things I can do to become an even BETTER friend.
#1 - Forget your Kid Somewhere
This pretty much guarantees that no matter which one of your friends is having a bad day - they're still a better mother than you!
Bonus points if you forget your kid for more than half an hour.
(And CC - I know you probably think I'm referencing the time you left your youngest child on a dock while you took off on your houseboat and didn't notice he was missing until hours later when another boat pulled up beside you with your crying child. I think you're a great friend - but not because of this. I swear!)
#2 - Update your Facebook Status Wisely
A good friend doesn't post things on Facebook like, "Sally LOVES to help pick up her toys." or "The baby is 2 weeks old, and I'm already back in my regular clothes."
No. A good friend posts things like,
Man - this lice just won't go away.
How did I manage to gain 15 pounds this week?
Be a good friend - think before you Facebook.
#3 - Stop Cleaning Your Minivan
Minivans were made for smashed goldfish crackers, spilled milk, stinky socks - and maybe a little vomit. Stop cleaning yours - and you'll make the rest of your friends feel normal.
Bonus: This also helps to ward off any minivan jealousy from your friends that haven't gotten theirs yet.
#4 - Leave Some Floaters
Next time company is coming over, leave a few floaters in the guest bathroom.
Nothing makes people feel like they're a better all-around person than you than finding a few floaters in your potty.
#5 - Wear your Pajamas Everywhere
No matter what I'm wearing, I feel amazing when I see another mother wearing Sponge Bob pajama pants while she's dropping her child off at preschool.
Seriously. You want to be a great friend? Rock the PJs in public!
Any other ideas on how to be a great friend?