Ok kids, I think we need to make a pact as moms that when we need help, we ask for it. We all think we need to be Super Mom–dropping kids at their designated activities after school, cooking delicious dinners, cleaning immaculate houses, washing never ending piles of clothes, and working on hours of spelling and vocabulary homework nightly. I think we need to lay it out there that sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in the day, and some things fall through the cracks.
Just today on TWO occassions, I talked with moms who were overwhelmed with after school schoolbusing to activities alone, and were trying to problem solve their way through the double and triple bookings they seem to have in their calendar. Even if a kid only has one activity, ie softball, couple that with their sibling that has baseball and yet another sibling that has tball, and you’ve got yourself a trifecta of calendar explosion.
Girls, we HAVE to be able to ask for help. I’m the pot calling the kettle black here, as I only use and abuse my own family when at all possible, and only call on friends if I have the time to back up the favor with a Sonic drink, but I truly feel we HAVE to just somehow get over it. Call your friends. They like you. Most likely they like your kid. They want to help, because then when they need help they know it’s “all good.”
Right? I think I’m on the right track here. Let go of the guilt. Text your friend. Return the favor. I’m sure it all works out in the end somehow, and in the meantime we get everyone where they need to be, and maybe some spaghettios on the table.
Now, someone just call me on this as I go insane on Thursdays.