I've been really hoping to get to my last road trip post, but this week has been too weird. Ian had to go do Army stuff out of state, and my parents unexpectedly had to push back the day they could come out and help so I had to scramble to figure out school pick-ups and meals and the like.
It's all been fine. I'm much better about asking for help than I used to be. My kids were so young during the first deployment, and we were so new to the neighborhood, that we really didn't know other parents yet. I've always had kind neighbors, but it's hard feeling like a burden. Now I'm not too proud to put out a distress call and say, "Who can grab my kids from school and bring them to me at the violin store? Who can drive them home from choir while I'm at rehearsal? Who wants to help?"
And people want to help. Which shouldn't surprise me because I like to help. I don't know why it seems so wrong to give others the chance to do something for me that I wouldn't mind doing for them. In any case, I'm grateful to everyone who pitched in to keep our lives running along with Ian absent. Looking forward to having him home soon.
But now I have to get moving again. More later. In the meantime, in honor of Ian's Army stuff here is a Mold-A-Rama tank sent to us by a generous reader:
Happy Daylight Savings Nonsense!