Life When Your Best Friend Lives One House Away
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Life When Your Best Friend Lives One House Away

Even if we hardly see each other now, it's still pretty great.

Life When Your Best Friend Lives One House Away

Everyone wishes that their best friend lived right next to them, who doesn't want that? You get to see your best friend everyday, do everything together, walk to each others house at any time of the day.

Not exactly.

I live one house away from my best friend and when I wasn't away at college, I hardly even saw her! It’s the horrible reality of life, we all grow up. As kids we had the time, right out of school and after homework and cleaning our rooms, we could go outside to play. But now both of us have jobs and no time. That doesn't mean we aren't best friends though! Friendship does not require 24//7 communication and one-on-one interaction everyday. Especially when you are close enough to call each other sisters. When you are extremely close, even if you don't talk for a month, when you do start talking again it will be like nothing changed.

But there are some great perks of having a best friend live one house away. Here are some:

1. Sleepovers are easy

If you want to have a sleepover, all you really need to do is walk down and get a bag and walk back up, if you forget anything then you can just go back. You can keep going back and forth as much as you want. If you wanted to go home very early, you could just let them know you're leaving and you just walk back down. It doesn't require driving anywhere or having someone pick you up.

2. You go to the same school and take the same bus

Even if you are in different grades, you are still going to be going to the same school, and taking the same bus. It's nice having a friend on a bus too, instead of sitting there listening to music. In school, it's nice having an automatic friend you know you can count on to be there. If you live close to the school, you can walk back together as well.

3. In times of need

When you are upset and you need a friend, as I had mentioned in #1, they can just come up and help you and give you a hug. It doesn't take time to drive over from another part of town or a different town in general, they can easily just walk a few minutes to help you in your time of need.

4. They are like family

When you have grown up with your best friend right there, you are bound to be with each other a good portion of your time as a kid, that basically makes them part of the family. They have a special pass to go with you on family getaways so to say. I know my best friend has come with me on more than a handful of family vacations and dinners. She knows most of my family and they all love her. Having a friend so close that your family beyond your parents and siblings even treat them as family is pretty great. They get invited without you even asking, or they can come up to your house whenever they want.

5. Knowing where everything is

If they were to just come to your house, and wanted food, you don't have to tell them where certain things, such as chips or bowls, are. They have learned through time where everything is. Which can be helpful, so you don't have to constantly show them, but also bad because then you can figure out who's been eating all your food. Another perk is you don't exactly have to be a good host, you can relax because odds are, if they are hungry, they will say they are hungry and go get food themselves.

6. Helpfulness

If you were going away and needed to watch your pets or your house in general, why not have your best friend help you out. They would already be acquainted with your pets and know where all the food for them is. Plus it wont interferer with their schedule very much, because they can just walk up and walk down when they are done. They would be more trustworthy than a shelter or a random stranger you decided to hire.

7. The easiness of hanging out

As kids they were only a phone call and a bike ride away, then you could do whatever you wanted as long as you stayed where your parents could see you. It got harder as you grow of course, you run our of time in general, but when you do, you can just text them and walk to the others house and hang out. It is just easier than having to drive to a friends house.

There are of course way more perks that some people may think of, but these are just a few that I came up with at the top of my head.

But despite these perks that come with having a best friend live so close, as I had said before, its not all perfect, as you grow older, you hardly see each other, but that's okay. Even if you don't see one another for two weeks or two months, your friendship shouldn't require constant communication.

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