The 5 Friends Every Chick Needs

2. The Biological Buddy

This is the friend who mirrors your family status. If you have children, so does she, and hopefully her kids are close enough in age to yours that you can bemoan the dilemmas of potty training or car seats together. You listen patiently to her stories about junior, nod in the right places, and then it's your turn. You swoop in in a crunch to baby-sit or pick the kids up from school and vice versa. It's a beautiful thing. On the flip side, this friend may be the one among your group who, like you, doesn't have children. Together you celebrate your freewheeling status at fancy restaurants where you couldn't find a high chair to save your life. You go to museum openings, see movies with subtitles and indulge in marathon shopping excursions. Don't call me before 9am? No worries about getting any guff; she too is still asleep.

Find your biological buddies on the Stages and Ages message boards

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From "It's a Chick Thing" Copyright (c) 2000, by Ame Mahler Beanland and Emily Mile Terry, published by Conari Press. Reprinted by permission of Conari Press.

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