Did you ever meet someone that you really should have been friends with for a long time BEFORE you actually met? When I met Jen about 7.5 years ago at Gymboree, that was what happened. We were living crazy parallel lives up until we met, and we are still finding all of these odd similarities of our lives. Some examples:
Her half sister is Ivy’s mother’s best friend. (did you follow that one?) She and Ivy grew up playing together often. And Ivy is my oldest friend. We should have met then.
She lived around the corner from Leslie Nusbl—, Ivy’s arch nemesis from camp. Jen didn’t like her either.
GumYing (the best chinese restaurant of all time with owner Sidney), Inatome (the best Japanese Steak house ever with a big haaaaappyyy birthdaaaay) especially for special occasions, Intercamp games from sleepaway camp where our camps played eachother, same college as Ivy (don’t think either of them knew that when they were both there).
Our oldest boys have the same EXACT birthday. We both 3 boys. The movie Fire with Fire- no one else knows that one. Our seriously obsessive (seriously) list making. The same baby book from when WE were babies that our mom’s made for us. Other little things too numerous to remember or write.
Jen is an awesome friend and we always have a crazy fun time together. I love that she plans meals literally days in advance cause she loves food so much. She is the only person I ever met that will start talking about what she is eating for dinner while we are having lunch! And the only person who truly understands why when I do an errand that is not on my list, I go home and write it down, just so I can cross it off! (see, I told you the list was serious). When we met at gymboree and started a playgroup (more on the playgroup girls on another future post), I never would have thought we would still be such good friends 7.5 years later. And I am so glad that we are. Even our husbands get along-they are of the same mold. Here’s one from a recent dinner we all went to at Inatome. Love that ginger dressing, and the ginger sauce!