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Growing up doesn't mean you become boringPosted Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at 2:08 PM
After a month of our busy lives getting in the way, I was able to sit down with my best friend over the weekend for the first time in what felt like ages.
She is a wife, has two kids, is taking a summer internship and has a huge house to clean, in addition to part-time employment.
She is like a super hero in the mommy realm, as she still makes time for kissing boo-boos and telling bedtime stories.
She has no other option but to act like a grown woman as she pushes her way through each busy day.
I'd always been the mature one in our group of friends, with the high school job, and the first with a "big girl" job.
We've both worked really hard to get to where we are today.
Does it seem like we would be a boring pair? Absolutely not.
She brings out the best in me. Or should I say the worst?
We give each other such a hard time, and her poor husband doesn't stand a chance when the two of us are together.
While most people would get mad at the silly names we call each other, we simply fire back with the next menacing thing we can think of.
The best part is we can be silly and have each other laughing to the point of pain, yet we don't have to go out to parties to have a good time. That's just not our thing.
I'm extremely blessed to have a friend who can stand by me when I need her, and also be the same person I let loose with.
I always tell my sister if anyone could see or hear our conversations they would think we were insane.
I remember working at the information desk at the mall on Monday evenings -- when there were few to no customers walking through stores -- and her text messages would send me into fits of laughter to the point strangers would be staring at me.
Our serious conversations always lead to random thoughts. Our talks then turn into rambling madness that no one else would ever understand.
My favorite talks always end in, "How did we even get on this topic?"
I tell her on a daily basis she is absolutely ridiculous, but I wouldn't have it any other way. Even on my worst days she will have me laughing hysterically.
Her son has inherited her constant laughter and silly antics.
When it comes to my sister and my outrageous personalities, credit is due to my father.
He is level headed and always has a plan to sort out any situation, but he is absurd. He is always cracking jokes, and the guys I hung out with in high school just thought he was a riot.
I'm pretty sure some of them only came around to hang out with my dad!
Growing up doesn't mean you have to be a boring old stick in the mud. There is a time and a place for your sense of humor, and in my opinion that's just about anywhere.
A Marilyn Monroe quote comes to mind.
"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring."
Sabrina is a staff writer for the Greene County Daily World. She can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 847-4487.
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