I want you to mess up. Yes, you heard me right. I want ALL of you Moms to mess it ALL up.
I want you to burn the biscuits.
I want you to accidentally wash the baby’s soiled diaper with your family’s clothes.
I want you to leave your car door open.
I want you to spill the milk.
I want you to accidentally return your daughters school library book to the public library.
I want you to forget your phone.
I want you to put the trash can out on the wrong day.
I repeat, I want you to mess up. I want you to make mistakes.
Why? Because “messing up” means that you are TRYING. And trying is so important. When we try, we are showing we have interest. When we try, we are showing that we care. When we try, our effort will inspire us and others, including our children.
It is time that we stop being so hard on ourselves and each other. It is time that we love ourselves and each other. It is time that we are proud of everything we do, even our mistakes and those mistakes of our children.
I want you to continue to mess it up. Because messing it up means that you are continuing to wake up each day and give some of yourself to this world. Without effort and mess, there cannot be transformation — transformation of self and transformation of your relationships with your children and your spouse.
Our daily “mess-ups” have the power to make us better then we were the day before. Don’t deny your mistakes, embrace them.
“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not lived at all. In which case, you have failed by default”. – J.K. Rowling
“But Daddy never messes up”. Yes, I know this, he was one of the lucky ones to be born perfect. HA!