Sometimes it really does take a village to raise a child.
Due to the high risk nature of my current pregnancy (twins) and indicators of possible complications, I have had to be on bedrest for the last week and next couple of weeks.
I am amazed and humbled at all the help my family has received from our ward, neighbors and family.
We have had people come to our house daily to play with our kids.
We have had meals brought to our house and offers of many more meals.
A dear neighbor comes twice a week to pick up our laundry.
I am so grateful that so many people are willing to take time out of their busy lives to spend 4 hours chasing my two kids around. I know that because of their generousity, my health and our baby boys' health is improving.
I don't know how many of you have ever been in a situation where you had to rely on help from others or not, but I am sure that your creative minds can come up with some great answers for my questions.
1. How can I help people who come over to better navigate my house? (Is help needed or do I let them just hunt around for things if I am not available to ask aka napping?)
2. What are some activities to suggest for the kids, so they are not always just playing in the water, going on walks, or playing with cars? My kids love these activities, but sometimes you just need a little variety.
3. What is an appropriate way to say thank you? Are thank you cards enough? This question may seem kind of weird, but it is one I have so I am asking.
I would love to hear any suggestions you have. I have learned just how true the concept of a village really is as I watch it unfold in my life daily.
Thanks for your help!