“You need a break, Mama!”
“Leave that baby with Grandma and enjoy your husband!”
“Make time for you!”
“It takes a village!”
How many times have I heard well-meaning statements like these? How many times have I poured out my heart and soul on the Internet (like an idiot, I know, but it’s so convenient!) on the trials and tribulations of motherhood, only to be told that all I need is a little help in my life?
But that’s not always realistic.
I won’t disagree with anyone who says that raising children requires a village. Of course it does. I’m just one person and I can’t be all things to my children for the rest of their lives because babies grow into toddlers who grow into small children who grow into big children who grow into teenagers who grow into adults.
I know that growing up, my children will probably create their own village and I know that’s a good thing for all of us. But right now?
That village isn’t very wide.
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