I recently had the opportunity to re-watch the entire series of Friends from pilot to finale (thanks, Netflix), and the show's just as glorious as I'd remembered. 10 seasons of love and laughter at Central Perk hold up pretty damn well. Friends quotes have always been part of my regular vernacular, so I don't know why it should be any different now that I'm a mom. If you're anything like me, you have multiple go-to Friends quotes that you say to your kid on a daily basis.
I'm old enough to remember when Friends premiered on NBC. I even remember the teaser: "You can pick your friends. And you can pick your nose. But you can't pick your friend's nose, unless you really wanted to for some weird reason." I immediately knew it was the show for me. In our house, Friends was "Must See TV" on Thursday nights, and even though a lot of it went over my innocent young head, I loved it. In my college dorm room, we hosted Friends night and watched from our bunk beds as Monica and Chandler tied the knot. Now, it's a show I turn to when I need a pick-me-up. Nothing like a little Holiday Armadillo to make you smile, right?
For so many of us, Friends is a staple, and more than 20 years later it's still just so damn relatable. Perhaps never more so than when interacting with your your own Bens and Emmas: