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About this blog: I'm a wife, stay-at-home mom, home cook, marathon runner, and PhD. I recently moved to the Silicon Valley after completing my PhD in Social Psychology and becoming a mother one month apart. Before that, I ran seven marathons incl...  (More)

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An Extra Set of Hands

Uploaded: May 4, 2015
When you are taking care of a baby, it can be very helpful to have an extra set of hands. Sometimes it is a relative who visits from out of town, sometimes it is a doula, nanny or babysitter, sometimes it is a husband or wife, and sometimes it is a close friend lending a helping hand.

I never expected my toddler's hands to be as helpful as they are so early on. Now that our baby is a little older, he can feed her Cheerios, tip her sippy cup up, swing her in her swing, press buttons on her toys, and most importantly, play with toys while she watches.

I definitely find myself relying on my son's help more and more during the day. While our baby watches him play, I have a wonderful window of opportunity to check email, fold clothes, or just sit down for a minute and get off of my feet. I don't know how long I have until he starts requesting babysitting money, but I'm going to enjoy this phase as long as I can.

How has your older child given you a much needed extra set of hands?
We need your support now more than ever. Can we count on you?

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Posted by Palo Alto Mom, a resident of Crescent Park,
on May 5, 2015 at 12:38 pm

Cheryl - not only was my older child a lot of help, she was really proud of herself for helping take care of her little brother. And she loved that he thought she was the most entertaining person in the world!


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Posted by Cheryl Bac, a Almanac Online blogger,
on May 5, 2015 at 3:48 pm

Cheryl Bac is a registered user.

Thanks so much for reading and commenting. Yes, my son is enjoying having an audience while he plays. Let's hope the fun continues when she starts crawling :)


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