This week I am letting go of lofty ideals….
The bread will be shop bought not homemade, all of it.
In the long run, no one will remember if I made the bread or not, not even me, but I will be a better mother for not rushing and stressing over bread making.
There will be weeds in my garden, lots of them.
The weeds won’t stop my plants from growing and spending hours trying to get rid of that insidious grass that just won’t quit, is not time well spent.
Dinners will be repeated, often.
If it is easy to cook, and everyone eats it, they will find themselves eating it once a week. It is good, healthy, food and it won’t kill us to eat the same thing often, but during this busy time it will give me some breathing space to let go of my fixation on variety.
The Christmas tree will have a pile of ornaments under it.
We didn’t hang the breakable decorations because I suspected he was still not old enough to leave the tree alone, and I was right. Now I need to accept that, and let him play. No harm will come to anyone or anything if some of the decorations end up on the floor.
I’m letting go of these little things and giving myself a little extra space during these next few crazy weeks as we finish up at school for the year and hurtle towards Christmas. It’s not much, but even a little bit of breathing space is important.
Do you need to let go of anything at this time of year?