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.