At the end of my exam, my gynecologists always looks me in the eye (I’m sure she does this to all the moms) and asks me this:
Before you had children, you probably imagined yourself as a beautiful swan, having lots of children around you, because you loved children, and that’s what you wanted around you in your life.Â If you’re not acting like a swan, and you don’t like how you behave toward your children, it’s time to get some help. This is why God invented crock pots, mommy’s helpers and children’s television.Â Use them.
I try to explain that it’s just not that easy. I probably do need a Mommy’s Helper; but really, that would be just one more person in the house to take care of, so, I’ll do it all myself, thank you. And besides, a really nice Mommy’s Helper would soon get scared away anyway.