Can you believe that October is almost said and done?
That scares me more than I care to admit! The fact that our veggie garden is still not weeded, the fact that my To Do list is still twenty miles long, the fact that we are already on that slippery slide towards Christmas and the end of the year madness. Yep… scary.
But it’s not all bad.
This month I’ve confessed my imperfections and I’ve learnt a lot. This month I know…
… that I am not alone in setting lofty standards for myself, especially when it comes to parenting.
… that obsessing about perfection is not healthy, not for ourselves and not for our children.
… that accepting our imperfections shows our children that we are human, that we make mistakes, and also that we apologise, try again and keep working on it.
… that there are many joys to be found in the quirky little imperfect spaces.
… that there is no such thing as perfect, because when you get close you suddenly raise the bar even higher.
… that striving for perfection is great, but beating yourself up when you fall short is stupid.
… that there is much love and support in this online community.
Many thanks to all those who have left a comment or tweeted about my Perfectly Imperfect posts.
And super big thanks to those bloggers who joined in and wrote their own Perfectly Imperfect posts – Yay For Home, The Parenting Files, The Modern Family, Kleenex Mums, Musings of a Crazy Lady, Moms Empowered, A Little Space Like Home, Muddled Up Mumma, Puddles and Gumboots, Stuff With Thing, Dear My Angel , The Useful Box, and Nee Say.
The linky will stay open until the end of next week if anyone else wants to join in!