Mom Writes Important Plea to Dads: Don’t Wait to Be Asked for Help -- Just Do It

Jacalyn Wetzel

Jacalyn Wetzel
Jacalyn Wetzel

Dear Dads,

Don’t wait. Don’t wait until she tells you what to do. Don’t wait until the dishes are piled up. Don’t wait until the kids are so loud that you can’t think straight.

  • Don’t wait until she looks exhausted. Don’t wait until she’s angry cleaning or quit yelling.

    Jacalyn Wetzel
    Jacalyn Wetzel

    Don’t wait until it’s past dinner time and kids haven’t eaten. Don’t wait until it’s after bath time. Don’t wait until she’s screaming like a lunatic.

    She needs you now. She needed you from the moment she woke up, until the moment she went to bed. She needed you to step in the second you walked through that door. She needed you the most when she said, “No, I got it.”

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  • She is tired. She is overwhelmed.

    Jacalyn Wetzel
    Jacalyn Wetzel

    She's running this ship alone while you wait to be told what to do. She is hoping that one day you don't await her instructions, and you just do the thing that needs to be done.

  • Kids need to eat. Kids need to be bathed. Kids make a mess. Kids are loud. Kids get into mischief.

    Jacalyn Wetzel
    Jacalyn Wetzel

    Kids need help getting dressed. Kids have assignments, games, practices, and so much more.

    Do the thing.

    Don’t wait. By the time she asks for help, she’s already submerged in the rough sea of motherhood, gasping for air and hoping for a life ring to be tossed her way. So don’t wait.

    Signed,

    Tired moms everywhere

    This story was written by Jacalyn Wetzel and republished with permission. You can follow Jacalyn on her blog Stop Yelling Please or on her Facebook page.

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