No man is an island. No woman is either, for that matter. We all need something - or someone - to help us along in life. So just for fun, I asked some fellow moms and bloggers to fill in this blank for me: "I get by with a little help from my ___________."
There were some answers of the more...ahem...adult variety, which is perfectly fine. And some moms shared in honesty that prescribed medication is a great help, or that they look forward to their wine at the end of the day. Again, not at all unusual.
Here, though, are some of the specific answers I wanted to share.
I get by with a little help from my ______:
Mother in law! Seriously! she comes over once a week to do my dishes and sweep my floors. I asked her for help since I have 3 kids 4 yrs old and under. My house would be scary without her. - Annie, MamaDweeb
Pillow and pajamas. - Julie, Just Precious
Pandora. - Amy, Resourceful Mommy
Camp/school/babysitters ... its so hard to work with the kids underfoot. - Shannon, Phillyburb Moms
KEURIG! - Tina, Life Without Pink
30 minutes of 'me' time. - Heather, Cool and Hip, I Am Not
Friends of course! I don't know what I would do without being able to Skype the amazing social media friends I have on an ongoing basis every day. It helps me a part of their lives, and I can turn to them with questions, great news or frustration. - Kelly, The Centsible Life
Treadmill. Bubble bath. - Amy, Freaky Perfect
Husband. - Lisa, Crazy Adventures in Parenting
Starbucks... for the coffee, the wifi, the connections I've made there! - Jessica, It's my life...
Lazy Sunday mornings. It's what I look forward to all week: doing a whole lotta nothing until noon. - Robin, simple. green. organic. happy.
Evernote! - Melissa, Adventuroo
My friends, lots and lots of coffee, nail polish, reading (that's my me time). - Shana, Shanamama
Reality TV, it's my guilty pleasure. - Jennifer, MommyB Knows Best
My mommy time out mat.. my kids know that if Mommy is standing on it I'm in a force field.. don't talk to me! - Tina, Mad Hatter Mom
iPhone. Angry Birds are my savior when I need a mental break. Releases a wee bit o' tension too! - Fadra, All Things Fadra
Quite a variety of answers, right? Everything from family and friends to hobbies and pampering, and even some trusty technology thrown in the mix!
Everyone is different, and each of us has something unique that helps us enjoy life just that much more.
How about you? How would you answer "I get by with a little help from my ___________."?