Tuesday, December 11, 2012
a day late and a dollar short - MSM
Yesterday was catch-up day on our Advent activities. Do you see those hands for our countdown wreath? Notice anything about one of them - how it looks like an amphibian footprint or something? Also, do you notice the squarish shape of some of the fingers on the other hands?
I didn't even try to fix them for our wreath. This is how they were traced. And then we stuck them on the wall. And I was happy.
But before that, I was a little annoyed with the activities yesterday. That kind of defeats the purpose of doing the activities. So I embraced the funkiness of these fingers, and I let go of the fact that my three and a half year old put the Joseph ornament next to the angel instead of next to Mary.
Some year the Advent activities may be worthy of a Martha Stewart award (who are we kidding? Probably not.) But this year the purpose is just to be together, to do something together, and to learn a little along the way.
So I'm letting go (Again. Daily.) of my perfectionistic tendencies. And that's why I'm okay with posting this a day late. Somehow Advent is teaching me different lessons than I thought it would this year.
joining with Shannan for Money Shot Monday.