One of the best TV shows, Friends, started in 1994 and even though it ended ten years ago, people can still be caught watching reruns over and over again. But it wasn’t all fun and games with the six friends, there were some hard times and some sad times and times that taught us what being a parent is really about.
It's not all about blood
After struggling to conceive a baby, Monica and Chandler decided to go down the adoption route. However, they weren’t expecting to be taking home twins – Erica thought when the doctor said “both heartbeats sound strong” that he meant her's and the baby’s. Chandler and Monica named the twins Jack and Erica and they were born on the last episode.
It’s possible to sit in a coffee shop for hours without your kids
Even though Ross had a son in the early years and Rachel then went on to have Emma, the six friends still managed to sit for hours in a coffee shop, hold down full time jobs and be parents – amazing.
You’ll do anything for your kids
The show taught us that no matter what, you’ll do anything for your children. In his quest to teach his son Ben all about Hanukkah Ross decided to dress up as the Holiday Armadillo - simply because the costume shop was all out of Santa costumes.
Family is important and you'll do anything for them
Phoebe proved that no matter what you will do anything for your family, literally. The quirky character become a surrogate for her brother, Frank, and his wife, Alice, and ended up carrying triplets for the couple.
Your kids will embarrass you even when they are older
Anyone remember The Routine? Ross and Rachel were so determined to get up on the platform so that they would be on TV they literally danced their heart out, performing a routine from eight grade.
Even parents can have tantrums
Ross and the sandwich – there are no other words. “That’s my sandwich”