Because the scariest thing I can think of right now would be to ask H for what I need [given past punishment, in one form or another], I’m trying to work out a script.
Freeform feedback is welcomed.
Choice 1: As you know, I’ve been overwhelmed with stress and I’m feeling depressed. Sometimes you ask what you can do or what I need and I have a request: I want to clear everything off of my schedule for the next 5 days to concentrate on my health. Would you please take care of the boys? I will check in once a day to let you know I’m OK and would appreciate your understanding.
Choice 2: I’m very depressed and one step away from hospitalization. I’d like to avoid that. I need solitude so I can get back on my feet. I would appreciate it if you would take care of the boys during this time.
Choice 3: I have too much on my plate and need help. Please take the boys for the next few days. I’ve cleared my schedule at work and need to focus on my health. Will you please help?
Choice 4: IDK…Say nothing, recede into the wall…[not an option, but I’m fighting myself]