I’ll admit I had lofty expectations of parenthood. I said I’d never let my kid eat fast food. I said I’d never let my kid play video games or stay up late. I said my son would always wear nice clean clothes and be well-mannered. I’ve learned in 2 1/2 years that my aspirations of raising a “perfect” child were a tad ambitious. Don’t get me wrong, I still try my best. But I’ve accepted that failure is a part of parenthood. I’ve accepted that no matter how many $30 t-shirts my toddler has in his closet, he’ll stain each and every one of them. I’ve learned to let him just be himself– dirt, muck, mud and all.
Week four’s theme was “imperfection”. For me, this photo represents how I have embraced imperfection as a mom. So now I say, “Bring on the chicken nuggets, Angry Birds and 10pm bedtimes. And the mud. Oh, how I love mud…”
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