I need a break!

Are you a parent? Are those adorable children driving you crazy? Do you have someone who can help?

A friend of mine has started trading babysitting with me. I think she’s offered to do that for other people, too. I watched her children for several hours one day this week, and she is taking mine for several hours this afternoon. I know it’s not much but it helps both of us.

Don’t get me wrong, I dearly love my boisterous boys and my daughter (who has to do everything her brothers are doing). I love playing, teaching them board games, watching them jump into leaf piles or snow drifts. I love when they ask to read to me or want to learn how to make dinner. I love hearing their laughter and seeing their delight in this wonderful world that God gave us.

The bible says in Titus 2:4, “that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children…” I think that if more parents had friends who could trade babysitting for each other’s kids, there might just be happier families. I know this is not the only answer, but it is a big help and it helps me to love my kids better.

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