I am nowhere near perfect. (I had to google "nowhere" to see if it was one word or two.)
I am realizing, through a book that I am reading, that when I always put my best foot forward, I can actually be quite a discouragement to others. We live in a Pinterest world now, a world where we imagine that every other mother/father/employee/family is doing amazing things.
I might post one recipe about the bread that I made by hand... But right now we're eating store-bought bread because my kids got tired of homemade bread and my bread-maker paddle broke and I don't want to knead bread every day.
I might share a cool craft/snack that I did to teach my kids about music theory... But more often than not we're not doing music theory! I'm just happy that my kids are tracing Super Mario characters from the Wii game case.
I might talk about how I get my kids cleaning around the house... but right now there is urine dehydrating itself on the downstairs toilet seat and I am not planning to do anything about it.
I might plan fancy meals to serve my friends... But I'm lucky if I can figure out what to make for dinner each day, let alone have a balanced meal.
I might have a Bible verse to share about a certain subject... But I probably googled it because I couldn't remember where it was or exactly what it said.
And I may have a Bachelor's degree in Egnlsih but this is what this post would have looked liked with a out any editing or red lines to tell me whern I misspelled something.
Let's be real with each other. It's okay to share some awesomeness that just happened, but it's also good to be real about our struggles and imperfections. I propose that being real is more likely to build someone up than putting our best foot forward all the time.
I made these pictures extra big so you could see how amazing we are...
|These smiles on my children were only given when I threatened to not give them Christmas presents if they didn't smile with Grandma and Grandpa. They may have thought I was joking.|
|Most pictures of me look this awesome.|
|My boy and his most natural behaviour. (See any resemblance?)|
|Why do I try to photograph these children? It looked so cute when those other kids did it on Pinterest.|