Friends don’t mind if you barf

So I forgot to put that on the list of things I know about girlfriends, but it’s true. I have an old friend from my former, northern life here visiting ever-so-briefly, and she brought her son (who falls between Chickadee and Monkey, age-wise), and last night he suffered from either a pernicious migraine or some food poisoning (the jury is still out) and ended up having a very long evening indeed. Y’all know I simply do not deal well with vomit, but because they are my friends and I love them I tried REALLY HARD not to dry heave while handing over the bucket the cleaning wipes and such.

I’m a giver.

The good news is that he’s feeling much better this morning; the bad news is that it’s time for them to leave (boo). In light of their visit, however—and that realization I have whenever I get the all-too-rare chance to spend some quality time with a wonderful girlfriend—I’m over at Off Our Chests today, musing on the power of awesome gal pals. Come on over and tell me what would make your list of must-have qualities.

10 Responses to “Friends don’t mind if you barf”

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    Bob April 24, 2012 at 9:37 am #

    maybe one day we won’t have to discuss friendship in terms of gender.

    a friend is a friend, regardless of the presence, or lack of, a Y chromosome.

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    Mir April 24, 2012 at 9:41 am #

    I respectfully disagree, Bob. I think that in general (not that there aren’t exceptions, of course) men and women tend to handle friendships differently, and in general (again, exceptions duly noted!) women in particular form bonds with their girlfriends which are not possible or advisable with men (and yes, I am assuming a heteronormative world when I say this, which—again—I realize is not always the case).

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    Sherry April 24, 2012 at 11:33 am #

    (I have yet to be bothered with any spelling or grammatical errors on your part. What’s this person talking about?)

    I love my girlfriends! I moved from the south to the north and I have yet to find any gal pals up here like I had down there. I miss them something fierce!

    I also had a guy pal that I love with all my heart, but you ar correct, there is just something about the bond with your girlfriends.

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    Heather April 24, 2012 at 11:55 am #

    Always good to have friends who will tolerate our vomit-ous moments ;)

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    Joshilyn April 24, 2012 at 12:37 pm #

    Sherry — I think that is a BOT! I prefer Bots that say “GOOD INFORMATION ON YOUR SITE! I AM LIKE THE ARTICLE GREATLY.” This particular bot is more of a butthole. A butt-bot, if you will.

    Life’s too short to immaculately edit blogs, silly Bot!

    BUT my real pont is, MAISY HAD IT TOO: Up all night pukingon Saturday, and after she puked she would say, “Mommy, I think you shoudl know, I do not feel very well.” SHe said every time she puked, so approximately 936 times.

    I was already SUSPECTING it was the case, what with all the vomit. But still, good to have verbal confirmation.

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    Mir April 24, 2012 at 1:07 pm #

    The bot has been removed. Like Joss, I prefer the “GOOD INFORMATION!” ones. Insulting bots are just rude. ;)

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    Corey Feldman April 24, 2012 at 5:16 pm #

    I am the same way. My kids throw up and I’ll clean it, but I’m drive heaving, if I’m lucky!

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    Maricris @ SittingAround April 24, 2012 at 6:59 pm #

    Oh, it made me missed my girlfriends. I haven’t seen them for the longest time.

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    Sherry April 25, 2012 at 6:08 pm #

    OMG OMG OMG! A real-life, published and everything, authoress said my name! Swoon!!

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    Sherry April 25, 2012 at 6:10 pm #

    (And I mean that as a good thing, not being snarky.)

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