The Ultimate Little Checklist


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You can’t pick your family, but you can pick your little. Your little will be your person. The person you call when things get tough, or the person you call when you want to celebrate something big. She’ll be yours and yours alone — a bond that can never be broken by distance. Picking your little might even be more important than deciding who you’re going to marry because your little will be there through your first marriage, second marriage, and every guy in between. Picking a little is serious business, and she needs to be perfect. Before you start crafting a paddle with her monogram on it, you need to make sure she’s really the one. Here are the qualities of a perfect little:

  1. She has to understand you, all of you, even the fucked up parts, and love you anyway.
  2. She loves the same people that you do.
  3. Because you’re not going to a pregame, a mixer, or a party without her by your side.
  4. More importantly, she has to hate the same people that you do.
  5. Because you need someone to talk shit with.
  6. She has to be relatively the same size as you, so you can share clothes.
  7. Bonus if you also share the same shoe size.
  8. She has to be able to keep up with you at the bar.
  9. Or be completely happy staying in on a Friday night to watch Netflix.
  10. She has to have different taste in boys.
  11. Because the last thing you need is some fuckboy ruining your relationship with your person.
  12. She has to know that when you say you’re fine, you’re really not.
  13. And when you say, “No, really, I’ll be okay,” that that means she needs to come over with wine and ice cream STAT.
  14. She has to your partner in crime, your sidekick, the Blair to your Serena.
  15. Anytime you drink a shot, she drinks a shot.
  16. Anytime you get up on the bar to dance, she gets right up there with you.
  17. Basically anything you do, she’s right there by your side.
  18. She has to love taking pictures and doing it for the ‘gram as much as you do.
  19. And her bad side has to be your good side, because obviously.
  20. She has to have the same taste in liquor as you.
  21. She has to be as crafty as you are.
  22. Because if you’re going all out for reveal, she needs to be able to go out when it’s her turn to shower you with gifts.
  23. She needs to look like you.
  24. Because the day you turn twenty-one, you’re passing your ID down to her.
  25. But until that day comes, she needs to have a good fake ID.
  26. She has to be as obsessed with you as you are with her.
  27. She has to  understand that after reveal day, you two will be sharing everything.
  28. Drinks, clothes, ubers, makeup, hair products, and a bed when you’re too drunk to make it back to your place.
  29. She has to know everything about you.
  30. So when your future husband shows her your engagement ring and it’s a square diamond, she’ll know to tell him that he needs to take it back and get you the oval shape you’ve always dreamed about.
  31. She has to spoil you the same way you spoil her.
  32. Whether that’s paying for your drunchies or splurging and picking up that Kate Spade bag you’ve had your eye on for your birthday.
  33. She can’t ever judge you.
  34. Even when you drink too much too tequila and throw up in the supply closet of a frat house.
  35. She has to be your biggest fan as well as your biggest critic.
  36. Because someone has to be the one to tell you that you’re being crazy and that your boyfriend should be allowed to interact with members of the opposite sex.
  37. She has to be your best friend first and your little second.

If only one person came to your mind while reading this list, congratulations, I think you just found your little and lifelong best friend.

Cristina is a Grandex Writer and Content Manager. She was an intern for over two years before she graduated a semester early to write about college full time, which makes absolutely no sense. She regretfully considers herself a Carrie, but is first and foremost a Rory. She tends to draw strong reactions from people. They are occasionally positive. You can find her in a bar as you're bending down to tie your shoes, drinking Dos XX and drunk crying to Elton John. Email her: (not .com).

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