...hearing the exact same stories for the third, fourth...or tenth time, and making all the appropriate responses in all the right places.
...TELLING the exact same stories for the third, fourth...or tenth time, and your friend nods and smiles in all the right places, like she's just hearing it for the first time.
...seeing the best friend's other half without his upper plate in.
...sleeping on an air mattress.
...Venti Caffé Mochas and Caramel Macchiatos.
...lazy Saturday mornings sharing the newspaper and pancakes.
...building a new hutch at 1am.
...deciphering 12 pages of instructions with so many pieces that the entire alphabet was used...twice.
...two joyous mommy-smiles whilst watching a boy, a girl, and a new puppy.
...not having to say "Excuse me" for the excessive belching that follows two heaping plates from the Hunan Wok buffet.
...poking fun at the other's silly habits.
...being picked on for something stupid you said or did.
...not having to ask where the glasses and silverware are.
...letting someone else yell at your kid.
...yelling at someone else's kid.
...singing in the grocery store.
...a hand outstretched in assistance before you even have to ask.