Let’s talk asking for help.
If you’re anything like me you hate asking people to help you. I absolutely can’t stand asking for help. It isn’t pride or the fact that I feel like I don’t need the help. It is the feeling of being a burden. I feel terrible half the time asking. But, sometimes, we need the help. Guess what? That is perfectly okay.
I feel most of the time, I should be able to do it all on my own. Super mom if you will. I shouldn’t need the help. This is my job so to speak. To keep up with everything.
Let me be honest. It gets hard. And please don’t take this as complaining. Because it is anything but that.
I do the grocery shopping, the laundry, the dishes, the folding and the putting away of the clothes, I vacuum, I dust, I change the diapers, I get the big kid to and from school, I get the dinner cooked, I clean up the dinner that was cooked, I wash and change the sheets, I bathe the baby, I feed the baby, I cuddle with the baby, and I pretty much do all of the above while holding the baby. Whew.
Again, no complaints. I love being a stay at home mom. I am one of the blessed ones who is able to cuddle and hold my baby all day long and not miss a single moment. Not a single one.
Sometimes though, life gets overwhelming and I get really far behind. I was a little too far behind this time. My hubs has been working late and lots of overtime hours. It has been hard. I have missed him so much. The baby is also on month 7 of breast feeding. Except now she loves to lay in bed and eat. She almost never likes to eat with me holding her anymore. She also eats on demand. And this baby is extremely demanding.
So, with a clingy baby it makes it so hard to get anything at all done.
I decided it was time to call my mom and say HELP ME. She came up and spent the day holding the baby and helping me clean. She even brought lunch. It was so nice. I was able to get caught up and then some.
It may not be easy to ask for help. But I am telling you, it is so worth it. As moms, we may be super heroes and all, but we need our dose of help as well. We can’t always do it all. Not all the time anyways.
So, if you need the help, ask for it. When you feel down and overwhelmed, know you are not alone. We have all been there as moms. And if you are a mom and you haven’t ever been there… please teach me your ways. Ha!
And to the working moms out there. I feel you too. I have been a working mom as well. That blog post will come one of these days. Much love to you all.
Thanks for reading,