Thursday, 19 July 2012
Remember the other week when I wrote about what was happening for our little family? About the childcare woes, the distinct lack of village, and the big changes?
A few people commented on here and over on Facebook, imploring me to ask some mums. After all, what was the worst thing that could happen? They could say no.
I sat on it for a few days feeling really, absolutely awkward.
Then I bit the bullet and contacted a few mums that I vaguely knew from dropping the kids off to their houses. I asked them if they could look after our smalls one afternoon a week, for the next two terms. I told them they had no obligation.
And then I waited for them to respond. The three all responded saying they'd love to help, but of the three, one logistically couldn't do it. But the other two said YES! And one asked if we could look after their daughter before school. Of course we said YES!
Things have worked out well. Well, so far so good. We won't know until we're in the thick of it. But for now, I feel so much happier with this place we are at.
Thank you for empowering me to ask. Thank you. Thank you.
images - because I love them - by Spanish artist Lola Guerrera via Design for Mankind