1. The friend who brings the party. STX Entertainment They supply wine at playdates and are always scheming to persuade you to take a kid-free weekend to Vegas. They're a little crazy but fun — in small doses. 2. The friend you can talk to with total honesty about your parent life. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF NBC You know they won't judge you or your kid if you drop the pretense of being a perfect parent, so you share everything including the epically embarrassing tantrums at Target and bouts of lice. 3. The hot mess friend. youtube.com They're always late, lost or forgetting something, but they have a big heart and — let's be honest — make you feel pretty good about your own parenting. 4. The playdate friend. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF cbc.ca You met them at the park and hit it off after your kid swiped their kid's toy. You now have a regular playdate there and pretty much run the place. 5. The friend you met at your kid's school. ABC You used to keep the stuff that bugged you about your kid's school to yourself until you met them. Now the two of you call it out and fight the good fight at PTA meetings. 6. The friend you met online. Omgimages / Getty Images They were the funniest and most sane member of the mom group you joined on Facebook. It didn't take long before you started emailing and messaging each other about the craziness in your lives. 7. The friend with all the toys. Paramount/Universal They have a pool and rent a bounce house almost every weekend, which means you pretty much always say "yes" to their invitations. 8. The new parent friend. youtube.com They latched on to you but you don't mind because it means you get to play the grand ol' parenting expert. 9. The friend you made at work. James Tutor / Getty Images You met while trying to share the pumping room, and now they're your go-to person for all things parenting while on the job. 10. The no-BS friend who doesn’t sugarcoat anything. ABC Parenting isn't easy and they let you know just what you have in store. They sometimes get you mad but in the end you appreciate their input. 11. The Saturday soccer friend. rcyoung / Getty Images You don't love getting up early every Saturday but their funny quips — especially about the crazy parents and coaches — make it a little easier. 12. The dance class friend. Lifetime Waiting through your kid's dance class used to drain almost all of your phone's battery until you hit it off. Now you spend the entire hour laughing. 13. The friend you made at the gym. youtube.com You're both trying to get back in shape and gravitated toward each other after too many workouts among the hardbodies. 14. The constantly canceling friend. iphonefaketext.com You always have a blast when you're together but you rarely see each other because their kid is always getting sick, at a sports tournament, at a birthday party... 15. The organized friend. ABC / Via Creative Commons You're so glad you met them because they remind you when you need to do things and do all the research on even the smallest of parenting issues. 16. The parent of your kid's BFF. Emily Tower / Flickr: west_point / Via Creative Commons You've become such good friends after meeting through your kids that you have a seriously vested interest in your kids staying friends. 17. The neighbor with kids. Universal You went over to say hello when you saw them with their kids in their yard, and now your families have backyard hangouts on the reg. 18. The unapologetically parent-y friend. NBC It's said you should never go full parent, but they absolutely did. They're a great friend, though, and make you feel incredibly cool and with it.