Tuesday, October 30, 2012
They don't care
Blogging, pinterest, and other social media are full of amazing pictures of perfect holiday crafts and photogenic meals. It can be inspiring, but it can also raise expectations. I've read about how the invention of the vacuum cleaner actually made housekeeping harder, because it raised expectations and made people think it was a good idea to have more carpets and rugs in their homes. In the same way, "Mommy Blogging", which seems like a great way to fight the obscurity and isolation of modern-stay-at-home-momdom, has perhaps made the job harder by raising expectations.
Guess what? I don't need to be perfect. My kids don't care about how photogenic their craft projects or meals are. This weekend I tried to make a gluten-free haunted gingerbread house with the kids, but the gingerbread was far, far, too soft to make into a house.
I was a bit bummed, but the kids didn't care. They were happy to just decorate the pieces as big cookies, and the gingerbread tasted great.
Good Enough really is Enough. Let's all cut ourselves some slack.