7/29/11

Perfection

Kelly's topic this week for Show Us Your Life is parenting advice and while I am certainly no expert, I have learned a few valuable lessons over the past few years. 
The biggest is letting go of the desire for perfection. You all probably know someone who is "that mother"...her children are never sick or disobedient. She will go to extravagant ends to make her and her family the picture of perfection. Once I entered the mommy world and encountered a few of these women and the effects it has on the whole family, I realized how alienating and damging this can be. 
Our house gets really messy, I lose my patience and yell, Todd and I have arguments, my car looks like a bomb has gone off in it, sometimes I let the babies just wear a diaper around the house to save myself from having to do more laundry, but we love each other despite the quirks and flaws.
 That is what family is all about.
That is my new perfect.

 A favorite found on pinterest...

6 comments:

Our Family said...

I love your post. Sometimes we try to have a perfectly clean house, perfect children, etc... and we lose sight of what's really important. I have found everything you said to be true in raising my children.

~Kathie~ said...

Great post! And I love that sign you found on Pinterest!

Theresa said...

I saw that as well and I love it too!!

Party Of Four said...

Love the sign you found!

Deb said...

Found you from Kelly - I think this is great advice and with two active girls I have slowly come to accept that my house and car will (most of the time) be a mess - sometimes I lose my patience and sometimes I'm downright lazy :) And yeah, I think our life is perfect too. I love the sign (Pinterest ROCKS) - I actually made a similar one and it has all of our "family rules" on it.

michelle said...

Great idea to make it yourself...so wish I was crafty!