Far From Perfect


This morning was a big one. Today was Muffins for Mom where the 1st grade class gets to have breakfast with their moms and then put on a little presentation for Mother’s Day. I kid you not when I tell you it’s one of my favorite traditions at the kid’s school. This was my last one and I think I was more excited then the Bean.

But, like life goes, nothing went according to plan.

All was fine until Scorch’s stomach got upset. Why? Who knows. So poor Scorch spent more time in the bathroom than out of it this morning all the while worrying that he was getting sick. Beaner is trying to tell me that we have to be at school at 7:45 but I’m convinced that Muffins for Mom doesn’t start until after morning assembly at 8:15 so I’m not worried. If we had had two cars at home, I would have taken the Bean just in case and the Hubs could have brought Scorch when he was ready. But, we were down to one car this morning because mine is in the shop getting the snow tires taken off. (No, Mother Nature, this is not a dare).

We finally made it out the door and over to school. We walked in to take the kids to morning assembly to find the Muffins for Mom presentation just starting. My stomach is in my feet and I felt so badly. But Bean just looks at me, smiles and darts off to join her class like it’s no big deal. I get to watch the whole song (which makes me cry), get presented with a flower from Beaner and it’s amazing.

After the song, we realize that breakfast was before morning assembly and not after and again, I’m a little sick over missing this. But Bean’s teacher graciously offered to let us go eat, just the two of us. So we do. And as we’re eating, the Bean tells me that this is the best morning ever.

So, my sweet kids, this morning did not go like it was supposed to. There were tears (mine), nerves (Scorch) and a little stage fright (Bean). It wasn’t perfect like we had envisioned it- not even close- but it was perfect for us. And sometimes that is all you can ask for!



About Heather

I adore my family, writing, books, cats, lazy mornings in bed, and chocolate. I'll never say no to breakfast for dinner, long talks with friends and lazy summer days at the pool with family. My life is often crazy, always awesome and one I'm so happy to be living! My side hustle is editing and proofing work. Find out more at https://heathercaryn.com/

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