Last night was preschool graduation. I was the mom who signed up to bring cups and napkins. I didn’t get the admiration and accolades for bringing an artful dessert I found on Pinterest. I didn’t plan any elaborate decorations. I didn’t even mix up a powdery and sugary jug of lemonade.
I brought Solo red plastic cups and napkins–although, those napkins did have caps and gowns on them. ;) We swung by Target to grab them real quick, no pomp no circumstance.
Although it would have been a nice stroke to my momma ego to bring amazing and crafty snacks or homemade party decor, I just am not that mom. I keep things ridiculously easy when it comes to the things I commit to. Because, although my kid is a top priority in my life…what we eat at his preschool graduation is not.
Now, I do love the thought and care that went into the program. It was sincere and it was darling and it was full of kid-ness. I especially love his teacher, because her attitude is so fuss-free herself. She works with 5 year olds, after all…she’d lose her mind if she sought perfection all the time.
So, for me–I just want you to know, I will never show up dressed to the nines with a homemade pie in hand. Those of you that do, I admire you…but the thought of doing it myself makes me tired. I think that’s how I know I’m not called to take on certain things. I think that’s how we all know…when deep down it makes us uneasy and anxious.
I know that I am more apt to do things when they aren’t full of fuss. I love entertaining as long as you’re fine with eating what we have (or what we can order real quick!). I will never be the kind of woman that has elaborate get togethers–I’ve accepted this about myself. I think it’s okay to realize who you are and sometimes more importantly, who you are not.
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