I Need Some Help! {A Fresh Start}

While carting the baby back for a diaper change nearly an hour after the other kids’ bedtime, I was greeted by this.

I need some help!

“I need some help!” he pleaded.

Yes, buddy, it looks like you could use a little assistance there.Β  πŸ˜‰Β  Apparently he was up and out of his bed long enough to take his jammies off and put them back on, the bottoms inside out and backwards, the top upside down and backwards.Β  I believe he was in the middle of a second attempt with the shirt when we rescued him.

Mr. Independent, I feel your pain.

It’s hard to ask for help!Β 

We all like to think we have things under control, or at least we’d like the rest of the world to think we do, but why the faΟ‚ade?Β  Many of us are juggling the responsibilities of wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, employee, volunteer, educator, and who knows what else.Β  It’s a lot and I’m weary of people trying to carry the weight of the world on their shoulders when they don’t have to.

  • If your children are older, they can take on some chores to help the home run smoothly.
  • Grab a friend or two and share prayer requests.Β  Just knowing that someone is lifting your burdens in prayer can take a load off!
  • Swap babysitting so you can have a few hours alone each week.
  • When someone offers assistance, take them up on it!

I’m not giving us an excuse for laziness, and I know that sometimes it really is easier to just do it yourself, but how about this year let’s not wait until we have our pants on inside out and backwards before we ask for help, hmmm?

What help do you need to look for this year? What help can you give?

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  1. That picture is CLASSIC! “Mom, put the camera down and HELP!!!” (I totally would have captured that shot, too. :))

    I’m far away, dear friend, but please do let me know how I might pray for you– you know I’m “on it.”

    • You know I never hesitate when it’s my turn in “need”. πŸ™‚ (And yes! He could NOT figure out why we weren’t just FIXING IT RIGHT NOW!)

  2. You are incredibly insightful…. I do hope you will compile your wisdom into a book!

  3. I love that picture, it reminded me of needing help! I needed to hear this today, as my day yesterday was one of complete melt-down – for me that is! It is hard to be everything to everyone, especially with a hubby out of town. Thank you for your wisdom and giving me a little chuckle!

  4. He is adorable! My two boys are oh so grown up now – I even have 2 grandsons. I enjoy the memories that your blog brings to mind while I learn from you πŸ™‚

  5. With a 16 day old baby and three other littles to care for, it is hard for me to remember I should rest for the next few weeks. Instead of asking for help, I’m bad about doing it myself… And paying the consequences later. My mom is not far away, so I really just need to ask her to come over… But it’s easy to feel like I’m imposing when I know other family members need my mom too!

    • It’s such a tough balance with a new baby. I recovered quicker if I was up moving around, but then you run the risk of doing too much. Take care of you!

  6. When they become teenagers you feel kinda hurt because they don’t need your help. And when they do, it’s usually something you can’t fix, like a broken heart or a bruised ego.

  7. Oh that’s too funny, my four year old did the same thing to her shirt last night. I guess if I was a better blogger I would have taken a picture πŸ˜‰

  8. That is the sweetest pic! Was his expression from Momma going to grab the camera, lol, and then taking the pic!
    You are so very blessed. Thanks for sharing your funny moments.

    For some it may be hard to ask…others may wish there were people “to” ask. Great reminders.

  9. Hippie4ever says:

    I can pray for someone, even if we’re not in the same state.

  10. Ah, he wanted his siblings home for a snow day. My kindergartner’s principal told the kids earlier this week that there is an old wives tale….if you wear your pj’s to bed inside out the next day will be a snow day. It didn’t work for us here in eastern Kansas… πŸ™‚

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