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Babysugar Diaries: Accepting a Helping Hand

Before taking off on a trip on Friday morning, my cousin called and asked me what she could bring to our destination to make my life easier. Mother to a six–month–old herself, I told her not to bother. Refusing to take "no" for an answer, she ordered me to make a list.

When we arrived, she showed up with a second Pack 'N Play, wipes, YoBaby yogurt, Cheerios and a load of fresh fruit. Thankful for her generosity and thoughtfulness, I brought her a small token of my appreciation though a helping hand when you are a mom. She made schlepping a crib from coast to coast unnecessary.

Next time you've got a friend with kids in tow coming to visit, offer to make a shopping trip before their arrival to get the items they need. And if someone reaches out accept gracefully.

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Greggie Greggie 9 years
Oh ok! That makes sense. :) I don't find it hard to accept help. *lol* I've always openly asked for it when needed.
macgirl macgirl 9 years
I think the friend helping out has a 6 month old, not babysugar. I think sometimes it is so hard to accept help. We want to be supermoms and do everything ourselves and not put out other people. I'm trying to get better about this myself.
Greggie Greggie 9 years
I always ask if people have an extra exersaucer or swing at my destination, since those are things I can't pack. Cosleeping eliminates needing a Pack n Play, but that would be something I'd ask for is we used it as well. I thought 6-month-olds weren't supposed to have yogurt yet though.
sofi sofi 9 years
how sweet- I always try and get a few extra stuff for my guest- especially with kids. Thank goodness I have kept most of our baby things which always helps.
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