I apologize about the delay in this blog. Work happened then we were out of town this weekend then work happened again. Excuses I know. Anyways, on to WRAP.
Today, the letter of the day is R.
R is for Respite Care. What is Respite Care? Respite Care is short term or temporary care to provide relief from the daily challenges that come with caring for a child (or children). Basically… babysitting. Or even just coming over to help out. We’re not asking you to take our children for a week so Carynn and I can go on a cruise (wouldn’t that be nice), we are asking for you to offer a few hours so Carynn and I can run errands or go on a date. If you’re brave, maybe you could have a slumber party! There will be times when I am out of town and Carynn could probably use some extra help. I may need some assistance if she needs a break. In our adoption class we were taught to Self-Care. One reason for that is to renew your relationship and take time just the two of us. Everyone needs a break now and then!
If you don’t feel respite care is right for you, that’s no problem. If you do, thank you so much! We probably won’t need this right away but after a little while we could probably use help if you’re up for it. Also, we won’t be offended if you don’t ask. If respite care isn’t your thing, you can help in many other ways. More on that in the future.