As you start having kids, you start to learn a very important life lesson: parenting is hard. Indeed, watching them, caring for then, feeding them, tending to them at night, and every other thing involved in parenting can be quite exhausting. As a result, it’s always good to get all of the help you can get. Here’s why your parents (the baby’s grandparents) can offer a ton of help, and why you shouldn’t underestimate the importance of being close to them.
It’s Not a Burden To Them
The first thing to embrace is the idea that your parents adore every moment they get to share with their grandchildren. You might think that you’re overburdening your parents with your children, but this is so far from true. Your parents are more than happy to spend time with your kids because they love their grandkids, and also because they love that they can be the ones to give you, their immediate kids, a break.
Don’t Be Proud
Another reason you may be hesitant to ask your parents for help is because you want to show that you can do everything yourself. But this approach is silly, and you’re not proving anything to anyone. People know how hard you work every day, and they know how hard kids can be. It’s okay to let go from time to time and accept help, and being proud will only keep you from being open to it.