We’ve had a lot going on in our tween house over the past few weeks and the only thing that I know for sure is this:
I don’t believe in letting mistakes overwhelm us, because mistakes makes us who we are.
My tween is pretty bloody amazing. She blows my mind with her quick wit and ability to think outside the box. She is all sorts of awesome and no, I’m not biased. Not one little bit. *cough*
Recently she did something that reminded me that she is a kid. She is just a kid. She is a tween. She made a mistake.
I must admit it was a whiplash back to reality for this besotted mama. She had me totally and utterly bewitched with her powers of being an awesome little human, and I needed to be reminded that she is actually learning her way in this crazy world and it’s my job to help her navigate life.
Sometimes we need a reminder. Something to bring us back down to earth. They are kids. These little humans that we hold in such high esteem are learning their way, and sometimes that means they will make mistakes.
Mistakes are ok.
Take a deep breath, walk away if you need to. Just give them the opportunity to stumble, and be there to catch them when they fall.
Because we all stumble from time to time. Only those of us who are truly blessed have someone to pick us up afterwards.