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!” he pleaded.
Yes, buddy, it looks like you could use a little assistance there. 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. 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!
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 faςade? Many of us are juggling the responsibilities of wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, employee, volunteer, educator, and who knows what else. 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. 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?