Storm is on it’s way. I’m going nuts at the office trying to prep for the storm and get home to the babysitter to take over care of my three kids.
9 simple words via text made me breathe a sigh of relief. My twins’ coparent (my ex), is on her way to the grocery store after work. She texts my spouse and me and simply asks “do you guys need anything from the grocery store?”
Milk, bread, eggs.
3 essential items.
0 extra minutes of her time at the store.
$11 sent from me via venmo.
Result = priceless.
Respect, thoughtfulness, what goes around comes around…
I’ve been in the car for an hour and a half. I JUST want to get to my kids and get them home and snuggle. Another snow storm is coming and everyone is driving like the world is coming to an end. The grocery store is going to be a nightmare but I better stop before I get the kids and not make them go out in this twice if there’s no need. And it’s SO MUCH easier to run in and run out without having to drag them around after they’ve already spent their whole day at school and with the babysitter.
“Do you guys need anything from the grocery store?”
I send a quick text letting them know I’ll be a little bit late.
It only makes sense to grab anything they need too instead of having them stay with the kids while I shop and then they’d go out once I’ve picked the kids up.
They only need a couple of items, it’s not like it’s going to make this run any more difficult. Plus, then they actually get to spend a little bit of time with the kids before we all get snowed in. Sometimes a few minutes is all it takes, and everyone feels good and happy and doesn’t miss each other so much.
The groceries may not be for the kids, but the people who help take care of them are pretty important players too. Taking care of each other has made all the difference in the world.
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