Confession: I HATE wearing bras.
They’re just not cool.
The padding, the wires, the straps digging in to your shoulders. Figuring out what size you are. That step alone has stopped me from buying any bras online and since I’m so busy and never leave this town to go shopping, I’ve been wearing the same bras from like 10 years ago. All my nursing ones look ragged (6 years going strong) and all the ones I bought prior to having children don’t fit anymore. You wanna know what the best feeling in the world is?? Coming home after a long day and taking off that bra. I fling it across the room for extra dramatic effect.
Maybe it’s just me but putting on a bra is like putting myself into a torture chamber.
Anyhoo…today I’m not even talking about real bras. I wanted to take a second and talk about my support system.
My close friends.
My support bras.
Let me tell you this – I couldn’t do HALF of the things I do without those people in my life. Because of them, I was able to go away last weekend and not worry one millisecond about my children’s safety and happiness. That means a lot!! Living near Travis’ parents and my parents means that I don’t have to look far for someone EAGER to spend time with my kiddos.
I remember when we were living in Colorado and I thought about what parents must do when they don’t live close to family and close friends. They hire babysitters. They spend money to do fun adult things and then they have to pay a babysitter to make doing the fun things possible. I’m not saying that’s the worst thing in the world (and I’m sure I’ll pay a babysitter to watch my kids at some point) but to have people close by that can help out – it makes a world of difference for this mama. Not only do they sub in for me when an adult is needed but I also love how they ENRICH my children’s lives by offering a different approach, different ways of doing things. I think children need that variety.
It truly takes a village to raise my kids.
And I wouldn’t have it any other way!
QUESTION: Do you live close to family that help out?? Do you think it’s important? <-we MOVED across the country for the extra support!