Thursday, November 21, 2013

No More Perfect Holidays

Well, its the time of year that we look forward to all year long.  Or is it?  There is something special about the holiday season.  All the gatherings with friends and family.  The delicious foods that you only get around this time of year (anyone else crave pumpkin spice in the spring?).  And of course the gifts (and the shopping for said gifts).  There is a lot to love about this season.  But with it comes pressure to make every detail perfect.  And if we are honest with ourselves can we ever live up to our own expectations of how we want our holidays to go?  Not me.

“Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.”  ― Salvador Dalí

There is so much out of our control that its impossible to create the perfect Christmas table-scape, and a magically delicious seven course meal, and have our house decorated like a Better Homes and Gardens spread, and have our kids in perfectly coordinated outfits and have them behave like little angels throughout the whole affair.  Whew!  I'm tired and stressed just thinking about all that. 

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” ― Marilyn Monroe 

Its good to have goals and plans but we should learn to expect hiccups along the way.  No matter what phase of life you're in (but especially if you're a mom with little ones) imperfection is something you should be used to - I'd encourage you to embrace it.  There is no avoiding it.  And frankly, why should we?  There is much joy to be found in letting ourselves be released from the pressure of attempting the impossible.  Relax and enjoy your friends and family.  Savor the food and fellowship.  But don't stress over if things are perfect.
“We are all wonderful, beautiful wrecks. That's what connects us--that we're all broken, all beautifully imperfect.”
Emilio Estevez

I'm linking up to Jill Savage's No More Prefect Holidays Blog Hop.

No More Perfect Moms 

1 comment:

Super Mom said...

Thank you for the post. I really liked some of the quotes about imperfection. I actually wrote them down to help me remember.