Tuesday, June 10, 2014

It is ok to ask for help.

I am not one to ask for help. I'm sure we could all say that about ourselves. But I am the queen of not asking for help. I will literally exhaust myself trying to do everything that needs to be done. If you ask my husband he will tell you that we usually have the same conversation over and over. 
"Why didn't you ask for help?"
"I didn't want to. I thought I could handle it."

Now this usually is done in tears. Because I have usually pushed my body to far. I am usually laying in a ball on the floor. Because my body seriously has no strength left. It is a great sight. I'm sure my husband is laughing at me in his head. I know I would be.  I have always been this way. I am terrible at asking for help. But lately I have really been realizing that l need to ask for help. One amazing thing is that little man is at the stage where he wants to help with everything. He will get a pull up, throw it away, put his plate and cup away. He also loves to help me sweep and mop. 

Lately, he has really been in a helping mood. The other day I sat down with a huge basket of laundry to fold. I began folding, when suddenly little man asked if he could help. He started to pull shirts out and shake them. Then try and fold them. I will honestly say the first time he did it I was a little frustrated. It added an extra step and I was trying to hurry. Then I saw the look on his face as he did it. He was so proud of himself. He was helping mommy. He was making things easier for me. As I sat there and watched him I realized just how important help is. It made me realize we all need help. We also all want to help those we care about. 

I have so many around me who are so willing to help in whatever way they can. I am so blessed with amazing friends and family. I am not always the quickest to accept help, but I realize we all need the chance to help those we love. 

Be the best mommy you can be.


  1. Riley loves to help. We have to make sure there is something she can do, so she can help. She loves to bring in the groceries, so we take something she can carry out of the bag and give it to her. The only place she can not help yet is with cooking and she wants to do that!
    Think of all the memories you are making with him. He will grow up remembering he helped his mommy fold the laundry.
    I am the same way though, it is very hard for me to ask for help. Probably because I grew up in a family that taught it showed weakness if you asked for help. Hard to relearn that one!

  2. So cute with all she wants to help with. Such amazing memories.