Thursday, October 27, 2011

Helping Hands

When I was still pregnant with Luke, I signed the boys and I up for a hayride and apple picking with our playgroup.  I knew at the time that it was probably a little ambitious...taking two boys under two years old to a fruit farm...without Matt.  I also knew, however, that the moms from my playgroup are awesome.
And they were.  From helping me lift Jack in and out of the wagon, to helping get all my apples into the same bag without losing a child, they provided the extra arms and encouragement.  Sure, it rained, sure Luke cried the entire second half of the hayride (and by cried I mean...he screamed....poor guy did a big ol' poop as soon as we got in the car and fell fast asleep after that.)  But in the long run, I am glad I tried it.
I know that I need to do my best to keep life normal-ish for Jack.   To get us out of the house on our normal adventures, to try to keep our schedule as normal as I can.   I realized last week that from Saturday to Thursday we did not leave the house (save for short walks around the neighborhood)...no wonder he was acting like a tyrant all week. 
As we left, I apologized for all of the crying from my crew, and I loved what the response was.  'Don't worry about it! This is motherhood!'  
Overall, I won't say it wasn't totally stressful.  It was...it really was.  But, I needed to do it.  To prove to myself that yes, I CAN handle both of my kids at once. 
And if I can handle a hayride in the rain, I can totally handle the grocery store, right?  Maybe I should see if my whole playgroup will just go grocery shopping with us for a few months?!


7 comments:

  1. That is such a great idea! Playgroup grocery shopping...you should bring it up at the next group!!!

    I do love our group!

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  2. In no time at all you will have this down and won't think twice about it! It is a big adjustment for all of you....don't rush it! You are a great mom Bekah!!

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  3. I want to go to a pumpkin patch! visiting from #embracethecamera

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  4. Good for you! You'll get to a comfortable point soon. It will seem like you've always had 2. : )

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  5. :-) YAY!!!!! You can do it girly!

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  6. It's so nice that you have such a great support through your moms group. I think it is so important to have friends who understand the same daily struggles and successes :) Way to go!

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  7. Such cute guys you have! :) how far apart are they?

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