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We've never met but we've been friends for years and years. She has two boys the same ages as my big two, and she is due with baby three.<br><br>
I've been trying to keep up with motivated moms, but we moved in to this house last fall and I am still not unpacked. Today was <b>not</b> a good day. I did laundry all afternoon and would so be done but I had extra to manage (see the <a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?p=4816291#post4816291" target="_blank">poop story</a>).<br><br>
This evening though, my daughter reframed everything. EVERYTHING. I told her that it was past her bedtime and she needed to go to bed. She asked why I wouldn't go to bed with her, and I gestured at laundry piles and said "Honey I have got to get this done. I do not want to be embarassed tomorrow!"<br><br>
She replied, very matter of factly, "Aw Mom, your friend knows how messy a house gets with with kids. She know it's embarassing to have kids." <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
First, I was awed by her trying to comfort me, and that for the first part she was right. My friend DOES know how it is. Then I felt pretty deep shame for her thinking for even a second that she embarasses me. I held her and let her know how grateful I was for her trying to help me out, but that I was in no way embarassed by my children.<br><br>
Man. Talk about a REFRAME moment. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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What a great daughter you have!<br><br>
Hope you are having fun with your friends!
 

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I love my Graham!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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how sweet your dd is and <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> at the poop story! (I know I laugh now, but my time will come...)
 
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