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See this photo? Some days, we pick our own food, but mostly my kid likes to dig for worms, pick up rocks, and pick up the occasional goat dropping.
I think I can be honest with you. I am totally okay with life being imperfect. In fact, it makes for a better story.
I am a B+ mom.
I let go of perfect a long time ago and decided to strive for good enough. And I want to teach my kids to do the same. Because not being an over-achiever is worth the peace of mind.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mean we shouldn’t try. I just mean that we shouldn’t try so hard to be perfect. In my dad’s words, “Shoot for the stars and hope like hell you can clear the trees.”
So, how do I teach my kids that there is no perfect?
Well, I started by letting go of my decorative towels years ago. You know the ones that hang in the bathroom for no one to use?
I embrace the mess my kids make because there is no creativity without it.
I make dinners that no one eats and remake them into other meals while saying a little prayer.
I’m mostly parenting by instinct so we’ll see how that goes.
I fail—and I guess that I’ll have to let my kids do that too.
Look, life is short. Seriously, everyone, we have less than 12 years (or maybe even less than that!). I don’t want anyone around here thinking that I’m perfect.
Because that would be terribly boring.
How do you do good enough? Are you okay with being B+ too?