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How did you meet your BFF's?
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:31 PM
So I was just thinking the other day about my BFF's and the relationships I have with them. Now it occurred to me that 2 of the 3 of them I met through my kids stuff. I think that most of my other good friendships have also been formed through kids stuff as well.
Am I the only one that seems to have worked out this way or is it a case of once you have kids your life just seems to gravitate towards others that are at the same stage?
BFF 1 - Met through a church group before kids about 16 years ago
BFF 2 - Met at playgroup when our first borns were just babies about 13 years ago
BFF 3 - Met through an extra curricular activity that our DD's were doing together on Sat mornings about 6 years ago.
Anyway, so I was wondering how everyone else met their BFF's.
Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:34 PM
Mine is an old school friend who I reconnected with through facebook. She has kids around my own kids age tho so I think that has helped us reestablished our friendship as we first started catching up with our kids now we leave the kids with the hubbies to see eachother
Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:35 PM
One friend - met at KFC when we were 15 working together 23 years ago.
Second friend - met at Year 11 English class 23 years ago.
Third friend - met at mothers group 10 years ago when our babies were 6 weeks old.
Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:39 PM
BFF 1 - when we were 3 playing at the park and a bully pushed me off the swing and so she pushed him back!
BFF 2 - Year 8 in High School
BFF 3 - I met through DP
Edited by Bwok~Bwok, 23 January 2013 - 04:40 PM.
Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:43 PM
3 of my BFF's I met in high school and have been friends with for 17+ years. Other BFF I met through work 8 years ago. I have a few friends I've met since being a mum, playgroup, mothers group etc but none I would class as BFFs.
Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:52 PM
2 BFF's - met both at same primary school - grade 6 18 years ago
one - i have been BFF's with more or less the whole time with (couple of quieter late teenage years)... the other we were always friends but became a lot closer around 8 years ago.
Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:55 PM
1st - she started going out with DH's friend. We got on like a house on fire and at one stage I was worried I was going to have to 'choose' between her and DH's friend. Luckily he wised up and she has stuck around.
2nd - through school. But we have decided that when the kids are grown we are going to move in together and leave our DH's to fend for themselves (on the days they drive us nuts)
Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:56 PM
Two of them I met at high school around 15 years ago and my other best girlfriend I met at Uni.
Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:59 PM
One in grade 1 at primary school. She was the new kid and was in my class.
One on the school bus in high school.
One at high school.
Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:01 PM
I have 3.
1 - I met at school (she was the only good thing about yr 11 biology)
2 - went to our sister school and we reconnected through FB
3 - my SIL, met her through DH. But I almost love her more than him now
Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:06 PM
I went to school with my two BFFs, one was my best friend since the first day we met at age 7 the other I have only connected with in the last four years.
The other two really close ones are school mums, and one other one is a work friend.
And my true BFF is an EB member who lives a couple of states away from me. Luff her to bits
Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:08 PM
Our dads (well my step dad) worked together and then we found out that we had actually moved in across the road from them not even a week prior. We have now been best friends for nearly 19 years (I'm nearly 27 and she's just turned 26).
Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:35 PM
I met my besties at mothers group. So mothers groups aren't all bad!
Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:33 PM
I met my bff through my DH I suppose, he knew her through her hubby and asked her to come help me out when I was stuck at the vets with my new puppy without a way home.
Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:56 PM
1 - high school 21 years ago
2 - mother's group 8 years ago
3 - when DS1 started school 2 years ago
Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:57 PM
Yr 11 in History class....passing notes. A century later and she's still my favourite bunny.
Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:58 PM
1st BFF - she started a yahoo list for like-minded local parents, which lead to a site and playgroups and a not-for-profit organisation, but best of all, friends!
2nd BFF - Visited the site 1st BFF started just to read, not post, then realised our kids were going to the same school, found me in the school yard, sidled up and whispered, 'I've been stalking you online, you're so-and-so from such-and-such forum, aren't you?' LOL
3rd BFF - Went to a mothers group for pregnancy and breastfeeding supporting and a couple of years later we both had boys within 3 weeks of one another.
Edited by Sif, 23 January 2013 - 06:59 PM.
Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:58 PM
1. Is my sister but only since we became adults.
2. Work about 8 years ago.
3. At poker about 7 years ago.
Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:00 PM
My BFF and I have been friends for our whole lives. Our parents grew up in the same street and we were born two months apart (she's older). We were 'made to be friends' but actually ended up getting along fabulously. In a freakish coincidence our bubs are exactly the same age apart as we are and her LO is the older one. And our DHs have the same first name and our last names begin with the same letter.
Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:56 PM
... changed my mind!
Edited by leo the lioness, 23 January 2013 - 07:57 PM.
Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:06 PM
I feel so weird using BFF in a non-ironical way. Am I old?
Anyway, I guess there are three girls I talk to all the time and they were my BMs. I met them, and actually most of my female friends, through my ex. They were, or still are, partners of his friends. I'm not the only ex to still around either. We're all a big 'group' some of whom form smaller groups who see each other all the time, and others who I would consider 'good' friends but I don't see often because they live elsewhere.
Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:13 PM
1 we met at work
2 we met at work
3 we met at mothers group
Unfortunately they're all interstate. Makes me very sad how much I miss them. But life's like that, upwards and onwards and all that.
Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:21 PM
I met both of my BFFs and my DH in grade 5 when we all ended up at the same primary school (BFF1 and myself that year, DH the previous year and BFF2 went there from grade 1).
We all went to the same high school in Grade 8 but then BFF1 moved to Sydney and we had a penpal/phone call relationship with the occasional visit until she moved back to Brisbane after her marriage ended when we were 23.
Grade 5 was a banner year for me when it comes to meeting important people in my life
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