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Need to get a new filter

You know that filter in your brain, the one that tells you what is appropriate and not appropriate to say, do, etc.?? And you know how sometimes when you are tired your filter stops working? Well, for me it seems like my "filter" has taken a mini-vacation. I am someone who prides myself on having good manners and my fair share of couth. But every once in a while...

This week I was in a fast food restaraunt (lucky me) with both girls. We were walking from the table to where you get straws and napkins. I was leading and the girls were following. Over the past year we have adapted to let Abby do it herself. We know that she will have falls but she has the right to walk around by herself just like Gracie. Well, this particular day she was wild and wild for Abby means poorer than usual balance. Anyway, behind our table two firefighters were sitting. They were smiling at the girls as they walked back and forth.

On about our third or fourth trip Abby fell (as she always does). The men looked like they didn't know what to do. They were looking from me to her I guess waiting for me to run over to her. She wasn't hurt and she is used to falling so I was very nonchalant. They looked at me kind of funny and I smiled and said "Oh, she falls a lot. It's not that I lack empathy." They both looked at me like I had two heads. I almost started back tracking, braces, neuro issues, cerebellum and then I thought 'why the hell would they care'.

It was just one of those things where perhaps I should have thought before opening my mouth. :D Stupid, stupid. ;D

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Over 8 years we have struggled through 3 IUI's, 6 rounds of IVF, several RE's, hundreds of appointments and the loss of three little angels. Now we find ourselves the proud parents of two perfect little girls and a wonderful little boy!!

Both of our girls struggle with some disabilities but that won't keep us down. Each day has it's own brand of insanity but we love it. Most days I am more monkey wrangler than mother but I do the best I can. Todays goal - getting to tomorrow.

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