Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A Little Help From My Friends

Anyone who knows me well knows that I hate asking for help. I don't know why, but I've always tried to be an independent person, and try to do everything I can on my own. But last night's sukkah building experience proved to me that sometimes it really is easier to get by with a little help from our friends. Marc put out a call for volunteers on Twitter and facebook, and our friends the Kahns and new friend and neighbor Josh came to our aid. The three guys had the sukkah assembled within 45 minutes. It most certainly would have taken hours, in the dark, under the flood lights, for Marc and I to have done it on our own. I am really grateful that they could come to our aid.

I'm also trying to leave more comments on the blogs that I read, particularly the blogs of my fellow moms out there. I really enjoy these little windows into the lives others lead. For me, putting these experiences into writing is cathartic, but it also helps me feel a little more connected to the outside world. I like being able to read and digest things on my own, but I've recently realized that the comment section really enhances both the writer's and the reader's experience, and is a way I can support friends both near and far. If you've got a blog or know of a good one to share, let me know!

1 comment:

  1. It's great that you are using new communications outlets to share in the age old practice of mom's sharing information. In my mom's day, and in my day before I went back to work, moms in the neighborhood or in town connected in person and shared "shop talk" about raising kids. We were even in a babysitting coop with other families in our condo development when Marc was a baby. I am still close friends with a couple of the women with whom I shared child rearing experiences. These days you have an opportunity to connect electronically, and get tips, and as you say, feel connected even though your schedule these days leaves much less time for visiting in person. "Bravo" to you for such a smart use of these new electronic communications media. Fillis