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23 Signs You've Found Your Parenting BFF

Best friends from birth.

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1. You can bitch about your kid to them without fear of being judged.

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2. You can also gush about how amazing your kid is without worrying you'll annoy them.

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3. You do your best to schedule your kids' activities together so you can hang out.

Gymnastics passes a lot quicker when you can chat with your BFF.
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Gymnastics passes a lot quicker when you can chat with your BFF.

4. When you can't schedule your kids' activities together, they remember to text you good luck messages before games and recitals.

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They also text afterward to find out exactly how it went.

5. You may have had inappropriate conversations about things like which Disney prince is the hottest, and which cartoon character is a little bitch.

It's the only way to stay sane when you have to watch this stuff all the time.
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It's the only way to stay sane when you have to watch this stuff all the time.

6. Basically, they're the one person you feel comfortable dropping the whole "mature, responsible parent" thing with.

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7. You're fine with them disciplining your kid if they need to.

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8. Your kids get along nearly as well as you do.

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9. In fact, you joke that they're either going to get married one day or be BFFs like you.

10. You feel comfortable opening up to them about not being perfect parent.

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11. If a parent is doing something weird at the park you don't even need to look at each other.

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You know you both see it, and you know you'll talk about it later.

12. When your kid is sick or hurt they're always there for you.

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13. They always have the best intel to share with you.

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"Kids' stuff is 50% at Old Navy right now!"

14. You've swapped your kids' clothes.

Sometimes your kid needs to grow into them a little... or a lot.
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Sometimes your kid needs to grow into them a little... or a lot.

15. You've probably swapped maternity clothes too.

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16. You have extensive adult conversations around your kids without them even knowing.

Your phone: beepYour BFF's phone: beep
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Your phone: beep
Your BFF's phone: beep

17. They offer a totally safe place to blow off steam and talk trash about all of the crazy parents you have to deal with.

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"Posting a photo of a used diaper on Facebook? Who does that?"

18. They get just as annoyed by all the school drama as you do.

19. You can text them photos of anything that looks unusual on your kid and they'll immediately weigh in.

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20. They pick you up when you start to feel like you’re not as fly as you used to be.

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21. They even make trips to places like Chuck E. Cheese's tolerable.

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22. When you finally get to go out without kids you both act like crazy teenagers.

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23. In the end, when things get really crazy, you’re incredibly thankful to have them.

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