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Monday, September 23, 2013

I have gotten to know one of my neighbors. I stopped at her home this morning to find her looking like death rolled over. I originally stopped to drop off a few things I found for her that I thought would be helpful, to find her sick as a dog.

So since she's too weak to argue with me today, I did her dishes that haven't been done all weekend, got her youngest dressed and took her home with me. So now she can relax without having to worry about a little one around the house having to be taken care of and get better, at least for the day. I planned on chicken noodle soup anyhow, so I'm making it stretch so her kids can eat something good tonight too.

I know how it feels to be that sick and have to still feed the kids. Since she's a single mom, she doesn't have the ability to just hand them off to Dad when he gets home. I'm lucky enough to have that chance and that my kids are now old enough to take care of themselves for a little while.

I wasn't even thinking about babysitting trading at the time, I just wanted to help out a neighbor. My mother just called me and mentioned babysitting trading. It might be an idea.

I'm just glad that I can help out a fellow mom when she really needs it. I'm hoping she trusts me enough to use my babysitting services when she needs it so she can make sure she takes care of herself.

Today's Holidays: Banned Books Week (Read them to find out why they were banned instead of being ignorant to their meaning), Checkers Day and Dogs in Politics Day, Family Day, Airmail was first tried on September 23, 1870 and National White Chocolate Day.
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  • KAREN608
    Hope she feels better soon. Good thing you were there for them!
    When I lived in town, I watched out for the neighborhood kids, too.
    Moms are often over taxed trying to do it all.
    1639 days ago
  • BRENDA_G50
    That was a really nice thing to do. I'm sure your neighbor was surprised and appreciated the offer. It's even nicer that you did not expect anything in return for your kindness. emoticon
    1640 days ago
    My only concern would be being taken advantage of. I'm certain you will watch out for that.

    You are a good neighbor.
    1640 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    Such a wonderful thing you have done for your neighbor today. I hope she got some good rest today with ypur generosity. To plan supper to help feed her children tonight should help her out too. Sure hope you neighbor is feeling better by tomarrow.
    1640 days ago
  • GRAMMY7070
    Your neighbor is very lucky to have a such a kind, caring friend.
    1640 days ago
  • CHERYLA2012
    What a caring and understand thing to do for your neighbor!
    1640 days ago
    That was so kind of you. I'm sure you brightened her day enormously and hope she is feeling better soon.
    1641 days ago
  • ABAKER34
    That was so nice of you to do. As a mom that has had to take care of her kids when I've been sick as a dog, I can't tell you what that means to just have someone you trust watch your kid for you so that you can sleep even if it's only for a few hours. I'm sure she appreciated it so much. emoticon
    1641 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/23/2013 3:03:23 PM
  • HOLLYM48
    What a sweet thing to do! Good for you. emoticon
    1641 days ago
    That was awesome of you to do! I bet she's really appreciating you right now.

    1641 days ago
    That was so kind of you to do for your neighbor. I know that she really needed the break to recuperate.
    1641 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/23/2013 1:47:53 PM
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