Since Elke was born I have relied SO heavily on the help of my family. My parents are pretty much always available to lend a hand and i'm pretty much always begging for favours. Of course they lovingly oblige day in day out, week in week out* and I gratefully go about the business of being stressed and anxious over doing the washing and wiping the kitchen benches.
When I stop and think about it, it's been almost forever since I've done something for someone outside of my immediate family. In fact, it's been an eternity since i've done something for anyone OTHER than my children.
I'm consumed by their needs, wants and desires. They take every ounce of energy I've got and them some. Lately I've been wondering if they've stolen my sanity along with my spare time.
It's time we here at The Beetle Shack pull our finger out and give a little bit of love back. Not in a practical way or anything, that would just be beyond me, but you know, in simple trivial ways- like making recipe-less Jam Drops with the kids and inviting Nanny and Pa over for tea.
That's giving a bit back? Right?
Okay, I confess, I'm terrible at this kind of thing.
Are you one of those amazing people who manages to drop a home made meal around to a friend in need? How do you show your appreciation/ support of the people around you?
*year in year out