I pride myself on being independent.

I pride myself on being self-sufficient.

I pride myself on being able to take care of myself.

 

But last night? Last night I wanted a caretaker.

I wanted somebody else to get the mail.

I wanted somebody else to put away the groceries.

I wanted somebody else to clean the litter box.

I wanted somebody else to clean up the cat puke.

I wanted somebody else to open the wine and pour me a glass.

I wanted somebody else to fix dinner.

I wanted somebody else to do the dishes.

 

I didn't want to plow through 50+ unread items on Google Reader (although I am so glad I did).

I didn't want to write a blog post.

I didn't want to send emails.

 

I wanted to lay on the sofa, wrapped in a warm embrace, and drink wine and watch a Bones marathon or an NCIS marathon or a House marathon and just be still and be quiet and be at peace and be cared for.

Last night I wanted a caretaker.

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I don't think that being independent and strong and wanting someone to take care of you need to be mutually exclusive. Life is easier when there's somebody there to share the burden. But I know what you mean -- sometimes even my husband isn't enough. I want my mom. I want to be the kid again, the one with no responsibilities, nobody to take care of.

{{hugs}}

I agree with L. I don't think one has anything to do with the other.

It's okay to want that. It doesn't make you less independent or less strong.

It makes you human.

That being said, I could totally snuggle you with a glass of wine and a Bones marathon. :)

I'm thinking you should move in.

I understand

In 5 days you will have a whole lot of friends to take care of you. I'm excited I get to be one of them :)

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