Nicole Davies

Hello! My name is Nicole and I am a Marine spouse and mother of three daughters, ages 16, 10, and 7. I have been a stay-at-home mom most of their lives while also pursuing my Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. In the past I have worked as a social worker for child welfare in the state of Pennsylvania. I have also taught preschool for ages 2.5 - 4. During my master’s program I interned as a therapist at an inpatient psychiatric hospital working with adults, teens, and kids. My ultimate goal is to become an independently licensed therapist. Our family has lived in Onslow County for 10 of the last 15 years, which has given my children a stability that is rare among military families. While NC has been my home for several years now, I am still a Yankee at heart! I will always choose a Philly cheesesteak over a pulled-pork sandwich. In addition to taking care of my family and my educational pursuits, I enjoy traveling to destinations near and far; a novel in which I can get lost; and chatting with friends over a good cup of coffee.

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Framed

They've been framed!

Katie’s elementary and middle school friend and first-semester college roommate, Veronica came to visit last week.  We hadn’t seen her since she left second semester, so we were all excited to see her again.  They hadn’t been together a second before I heard giggling from the living room and then it escalated and then there was lots of noise and someone was crawling in the kitchen and I looked over and Katie had her face crammed into a frame meant for a 4×6 photo.  

I don’t know what a good mother would do in that situation, but this mother grabbed her camera and ran to the kitchen to take a picture, only to see Veronica at the edge of the dining room, crawling around with a matching frame jammed on her face.  The two of them were laughing so hard they couldn’t stand. 

I got them settled down enough that I could get a few pictures, most of which were blurry because they were still laughing really hard.  The frames were very thin wood and I was pretty sure they were going to crack and I was afraid we were going to end up in the emergency room consulting with a plastic surgeon, but I have to admit I was also laughing.  Because, man, can those girls have fun doing absolutely nothing. 

I had just been marveling at how grown up they were.  I had just been feeling a little sad that they were old enough that they were going to live in an apartment on their own and had been making plans for a weekend trip and telling me about it as an afterthought instead of asking my permission or advice.  I was thinking about both of my girls being adults and not the little girls they were just (what seems like) yesterday.  And then all this mayhem breaks out.

I sent one of the pictures of the girls with their faces stuck in the frames to Veronica’s mom because I know she loves the way these girls are together just as much as I do.  And she sent back a text message response that said just what I was thinking…”Let’s hope they never grow up!”

Do you love to get glimpses of the little kid in your so grown up teen?

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