Exhibit A, my Girlfriend C. C has 3 gorgeous daughters and V, middle gorgeous one, is S's best friend. They go to different schools now so we try to make a point of getting together for playdates. As demonstrated by recent playdate, C meets and exceeds all Girlfriend requirements:
1. Nonjudgmental: she did not judge me when S arrived with mismatched socks. And I don't mean just her socks didn't match her outfit (though they didn't). She wore one white sock with a yellow stripe and one 2 tone blue sock with a kitten on it. C was only impressed that we were there within one minute of our estimated time of arrival.
2. Generous: Even though I turned down snacks with tea, she got out the "adult chocolates" and insisted I have a few.
3.Gracious: When J started digging into the storage room and thought he hit the motherload in camping equipment, she only casually remarked on the need to stay on the "clubhouse" side of the storage closets.
4.Understanding: After I caught J jumping on the bed in the master bedroom, she readily agreed that kids just will not listen and J must have had excess energy to burn that afternoon.
5. Flexible: She let S take off her shirt when she was hot and ran barechested through the house. She didn't flinch when V wanted to do the same.
(I just hope we're invited back!)