real life wednesday: Life Isn’t Perfect

I tried to distract, “Mama, I wanna color my toes with boo paint”

I tried to delay, “After dinner, sweetie”

I tried to do it instead, “No mama, I wanna”

I knew it was going to be a hot mess.

I knew deep inside I was cringing at the thought.

I knew if I didn’t though, I would be hindering her.

I took a deep breath, and then reminded myself.

I need to let her experiment in her attempts to be like me…then I need to let her be herself.

In typing this up, after looking at the picture, I decided it would make a great quoted picture for my wall (isn’t that the best, I thought it would be a hot mess & it actually turned into a perfect mess :)

If you enjoyed it, too, little miss V with her messy toe polish, here’s a free printable for you (sans mm watermark).  Enjoy!

What’s one messy thing your kiddos did, and what did you do to relax about it?

xx m

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  1. My daughter cannot color with anything but markers and she inevitably becomes the canvas…you win some, you lose some

  2. Oh that is the coolest quote with the most perfect picture!

  3. Awe, it actually looks adorable! (Easy for me to say!) I agree, how do we strike that balance for our children when they need our help but want to do it themselves! This was my biggest issue with my son (happily no toenail polish, not yet any way). It was especially hard as my son has Down syndrome! But I had to hold back and let him try it himself. I wrote a post about it here: