“I’ve been there too” are some of the most helpful words I have heard as a mom. Recently, I had a fellow mom say it to me when my son was displaying typical two-year old behavior at the park. I will not go into the specific behavior, but let’s just say, it took a lot of patience and redirecting on my part. This other mom understood what was going on and assured me that she had been there herself with her other children.
How good it felt to find out that I was not the only one who struggled with a park mishap. We moms give each other lots of advice and tips, which are all good, but the best part for me is the simple assurance that someone else has been there too… and got through it just like I will.