Redefining Perfection in Everyday Life and Parenting
When we do a big shop, we like to use the local supermarket’s delivery service! Since we get paid once a month, we tend to buy our non-perishables monthly, too. A big shop like that takes a bit of planning and preparation, but we find that the effort is worth it as we end up saving money in the long run.
Last night my online grocery order arrived. Being the great housewife I like to pretend I am, I told my husband to just leave it all till morning! I had a plan: I was going to remove everything from the pantry, give the shelves a good wipe, and categorise everything. The pantry was going to be perfect, just the way I like it!
Life with three kids has mysterious ways of forcing me to let go of my perfectionism! This morning it was in the form of the most beautiful gesture from my amazing 6yo son! He involved his 5yo sister, and together, they put away all the groceries!
So the pantry door doesn’t completely shut, and everything is out of the usual order… While in the past I may have ended up with heart palpitations just looking at it, today I’m able to see the beauty of the gesture. The pantry is perfect! So are my kids. So is my life!
Just the way I like it! ;)