If Members Of The Squad Were Members Of The Family

If Members Of The Squad Were Members Of The Family

Not everyone can be the fun aunt.

If you're fortunate enough to have a squad of best friends, you know they are an eclectic group of people. You are all so different in so many ways, yet you all fit together so perfectly. Sure you have petty arguments about things like, "Is 'Die Hard' a Christmas movie?" (The answer is no, by the way). But you all love each other no matter what; you're just one big, happy family. Just like in every family, everyone has their own role to fill. And if you are fortunate enough to have a friend squad, you definitely fill at least one of these roles.

1. The Protective Mom

There is always one person that takes care of everyone else. Whether it's them making the plans ahead of time, being the one to clean up after hanging out or reminding everyone to bring sunscreen/a coat/whatever essentials are necessary for that day, they are level-headed and always have their lives together.

2. The Nerdy Dad

There's at least one friend who makes super corny jokes and can't stop talking about the newest development in technology. They love the Grateful Dead, and hate anything that is pop culture. This friend also loves to wear worn-out jeans and sneakers, and does not care what is considered "cool" or "uncool."

3. The Overachieving Sibling

At least "overachieving" is what everyone calls it, but this friend is actually just naturally good at everything. He/she probably won Prom King/Queen in high school, and has a plethora of talents from music to sports and more. The worst part is that he/she is super nice, so even hating them for their perfection is hard.

4. The People-Pleasing Younger Sibling

As the youngest, they just want to make everyone happy. They will go along with any plans as long as they are included. They never complain about anything, say yes to every invitation (even if it's an invitation to wander around Target) and they are the first ones to crack a joke when everyone else is fighting about where to go to dinner.

5. The Wild Child

No one can show you a good time quite like this friend. Whether it's going to parties until the sun rises or sitting at home and laughing at memes on Twitter, you always have the time of your life when this friend is involved. They are constantly making jokes, doing crazy things and are down to do anything that involves having fun.

6. The Optimistic Child

There is always one person who is childlike in an innocent and optimistic way. They are always coming up with fun activities for the group, such as organizing a scavenger hunt or bringing a s'mores kit to the bonfire. They are in their own little world, and they are the sunshine of the group.

7. The Weird Uncle

They love making obscure movie references and usually have opinions that differ from everyone else's that they strongly stand by. This person is the butt of a lot of jokes, but they take it like a champ. This friend is a little overbearing, and may say some crazy things from time to time, but he/she loves the group with their whole heart, so we accept them for who they are.

8. The Fun, Crazy Aunt

This friend is nowhere near settling down. They're really successful even though it seems like they never have their life together. They have a lot of crazy stories to tell, and they would rather be out making memories even if it means experiencing some shambles along the way.

9. The Quirky Cousin

This friend is cool but in an unconventional way. They know how to play a bunch of obscure songs on the guitar (or will make up their own), and they're known to doodle on any drawable surface they can find. They go to art school and can climb a tree at impressive rates. Sometimes you can't even keep up with their quirkiness, but you're just grateful that they provide you with good mood music and artsy photos for your Instagram.

10. The Grandmother

They like to be in bed by 10 p.m., and they absolutely adore their pet cats. They love spending time with the squad, but getting them out of the house can be a little difficult because they're homebodies. Much like the mother, this grandmother likes to take care of everyone, but in an hands-off way. They are always the one to bring over snacks and offer everyone a ride home.

11. The One Who Helps You Hide The Body

When I say "hide the body," I mean in a figurative way, of course. But when you get into some trouble, this friend is the one you turn to. They will help you fix your mistakes without ever mentioning it to anyone else. They tend to be on the quieter side, and they are fiercely loyal. If you did happen to get yourself in an unfortunate circumstance, they would totally have your back.

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To My Best Friend Who Taught Me What True Friendship Is, I Can't Thank You Enough

"To the person who will love you endlessly, love her with kindness and understanding."

Dear Best Friend,

You have been a part of my life for quite some time now. You have seen my good, bad, and ugly sides and have stuck by my side through it all. I don't know if I could ever find the words to truly thank you for everything your friendship has given me, but I am definitely going to try.

Our lives have taken some twist and turn these past few years, but we have stayed strong through it all.

Thank you for judging me just the right amount.

Throughout our friendship, I have made some very questionable decisions. A lot of people would say "thanks for never judging me," but I feel like everyone needs a best friend who's going to tell them how it is, to tell them when they are about to make a bad decision or how to avoid something worse from happening. You have always told me how it is (even when I don't always want to hear it), but I know that I can come to you whenever I need someone to set me straight.

You're always down to do nothing with me.

I think that you are the one person that I can call up to hang out and do absolutely nothing with and have a good time. From the nights sitting in and playing card games to ordering Chinese food and watching an entire Netflix series while I dance around with the cat: I know that we could do anything, and nothing together and it would be fun.

But also, you're always down to get lit with me.

I swear one day we will be two old moms at a bar drinking vodka crans and laughing about the stupid shit our husbands and children do. You're always down to go out and have a good time. Even if everyone else we're with is miserable, we find a way to laugh at ourselves.

You are one of the few constant things in my life.

I've lost a lot of friends in my life, but you have stayed by my side through everything. I can't remember the last time we actually fought about anything, but even when we do we can't stay mad at each other for more than a day. I know we will be in each other's lives until we literally keel over.

I want you yo know that you're the strongest person I know.

You've dealt with things that not many people go through ever in their life. You have always been so mature, and you handle everything with grace. You inspire me every day with your goals and successes and I am so proud of you and all of your accomplishments.

Above all else, you deserve the world.

It's so easy to get caught up in your own mind and think that you deserve the things that happen to you, but please know that the only thing you deserve is happiness. Please settle for nothing short of that. It may take a bit to find your happiness, but I will be there every step of the way. You're a remarkable human being, and I want nothing but the best for you.

To the person who will hold your heart someday, please do not break it. To the person who may wrong you, you will regret it forever. To the person who will love you endlessly, love her with kindness and understanding.

You, my best friend, future bridesmaid, godmother of my children, the person to bail me out of jail, the one who lets me cry on their couch for twelve hours,

I love you.

I will cherish our friendship forever. Thank you for being you.

Love always,

Your best friend.

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Being The Last Friend To Turn 21 Isn't ALL Bad

All your friends have turned 21, but that is okay


You may think being the last one out of your friend group to turn twenty-one is the worst thing in the world, but in all honesty, it doesn't have to be. One of the biggest perks is that everyone of your friends can go out to the bars with you on your birthday. All the people who turn twenty-one first have to wait for people to be able to go out with them, but you get to celebrate your birthday with all of your friends.

Another huge reason you should feel okay with being last to turn twenty-one is thinking about all the money you are saving. The bars are expensive. When you don't go to the bars you are saving so much money because an average bar drink is about seven dollars. This being said seven dollars multiple times a night, multiple nights a week really adds up, so you are going to have to budget your money better.

You don't have to be the one to buy alcohol for everyone else. Having a ton of people ask you to buy them alcohol must get annoying at a point, and if you're the youngest out of your friends, no one will be asking you to do liquor store runs for them because they can all go already for themselves.

The biggest reason is that you can enjoy being young. You should still continue to enjoy going to house parties and just being able to hang out with friends without having to go to the bars. Spend these months before you turn twenty-one just being able to enjoy life without feeling obligated to go out to the bars all the time. You have a great excuse when you don't want to drink on a weekday to just stay in. This being said it will be your turn to turn twenty-one soon.


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