I've needed extra help like this for a really long time, as it's almost impossible to keep little children occupied while educating their older siblings, yet I've been resistant to ask.
I didn't want to spend the extra money.
I didn't want to appear needy.
I didn't want to admit I have trouble completing certain tasks, even though my lifestyle clearly makes the basic stuff (say showering, for example) quite difficult.
|Reason # 579 why I need extra help|
|This is what happens when MB finds a marker in the backseat of the van|
So I finally bit the bullet or rather, my mother--in her great wisdom--said,
"Colleen, you need some help. Here's a little bit of cash, hire someone."
Her permission (and the extra Benjamens) were all I needed to get started and after only one week, I know that from now on, I will always find a way to hire someone to assist me in this capacity.
This small arrangement--a four hour block of time where I can count on a second pair of hands to take care of daily duties--has revolutionized my life.