Thank Goodness for the Mommy telegraph.
I’ve said it before but it bears repeating…. mothering would be much harder if it weren’t for other mothers. Flu season this year has been a nightmare with all the hype about the H1N1 vaccine, the long lines and the limited doses. With my mom being sick there was no doubt we would all get the shots, but figuring out how and when to take the kids for their shots has been next to impossible… that is, until Monday night. One mother called another ,who called another, who called yet another, who called me… there were no lineups at the local clinic so we packed up the kids and managed to get in and out in 1/2 an hour. What a relief to have that done and at a time when The Husband was home and able to help. I had no intention to going that day fearing the combination of long waits and young children, instead it was low stress for everyone involved… and we got spiderman stickers! What could be better?
It’s another reminder of how much I appreciate my ‘mommy’ friends. This is a tough job and, as much as people mean well, unless you’re a mom still in the thick of young kids, most people just don’t understand. The little things we can do for each other, whether it’s a cup of coffee or an afternoon off or, in this case a simple phone call, make a big difference. So… thank you to my mommy friends. I appreciate you all. You make this crazy ride a little steadier.