I used to beat myself up if everything wasn’t perfect for her.
Perfectly coordinated outfits.
Pinterest worthy birthday parties.
Cake Boss caliber baked goods for her parties at school.
Lunches with little cute sandwiches in the shape of little woodland creatures.
Handmade costumes for Halloween that took months to make.
Perfect, perfect, perfect.
I was exhausted and overwhelmed.
Callie doesn’t care if her outfit matches. She cares that its soft,cozy, and comfortable.
Callie doesn’t care if her birthday party is Pinterest worthy. She cares if there’s cake, how many pieces of cake she can have, and if we get to take the leftover cake home. #shegetsitfromhermama
Callie doesn’t care if the stuff for the bake sale is homemade. She cares that her Mama could be there to help.
Callie doesn’t care if her lunch has woodland creatures. She actually likes eating school lunch sometimes and it saves the day on hectic weeks.
Those Halloween costumes?
Thank God… for Amazon Prime.
It’s taken me a bit to let that stuff go. If we have the time to do it, fantastic. She picks the important things and we go big on those. I show up for what’s important to her and we make a big deal out of those……and the rest, we let it go. Because at the end of the day, that’s what’s important.
The fact that she sees me making her priorities my own.
The fact that she sees me balancing work and home life successfully.
The fact that she sees her Mama owning her strong suits and “contracting out” her weaknesses.
The fact that her Mama can pick her up from school and tuck her in at night.
The fact that her mama is more concerned with being present….over perfect.
All of those things are what’s important…..just not the perfectly planned Pinterest birthday parties.