Returning the favor
By Finding Strength
Published on 06/17/2009
Helping out when I can


My husband works out of town during the week and is home on the weekends. I hate it. However it is a job and I am not going to complain about it. Recently I realized that it has almost been a year since he started working out of town. I got really down on myself and felt horrible for having to find someone to watch my kids so much since he wasn't home to do it. I felt like I was using my friends too much and that they would start hating me for it.

Yesterday was one of those days where I was already having a tough day and life was emotional and all sorts of fun stuff. I was frustrated that my husbands boss wouldn't let him stay home for a week, I was frustrated that I had to find yet another babysitter. I have tried not to use the same friend twice during the week so that they don't feel too overwhelmed. I had just had enough. I felt horrible that I was always needing my friends to watch my kids.

This morning I got to thinking about how I hate bothering my friends to watch my kids. I feel awful doing it. So as I was thinking the thought came to my mind to offer to watch one of my friends kids this morning. To my surprise she called me back and accepted the offer with a huge thanks because she needed to do something and was trying to figure out how to do it without the kids. She was glad that I offered because she was able to do it.  She also said she wouldn't have thought about bringing them here to do it. 

My point is that yes life has been difficult trying to juggle all of my meetings, the gym, school, etc. and not having the hubby home, BUT it is possible to return the favor when I can. I am going to make a point of offering to watch my friends kids whenever possible because I know how hard it is to want to ask for help especially when you feel like you have asked so much already.

Have a great day and do something nice for your friends today :)


Finding Strength