This post has to do with # 17 on my list of things I want for 2012.My 4 almost 5 year old Camryn dressed herself the other day. I looked at her and when I asked her about it, she was pretty excited. I'm telling you, the outfit was pretty crazy. I decided to let it go and let her wear it. I have to admit that as I took her into my kids school and to the mall afterwards it was a little tough not saying anything. Not saying to other people, "Can you tell she dressed herself" and feel like I needed to explain her or myself. But I didn't. I didn't say anything about it to anyone. After all, why did it matter? She felt good in what she was wearing. It was good for me. It was good to let go of that control. It was good to let go of my pride. It was good for me to let go of that "what if" fear. What if someone thinks I'm not a good mom. What if someone thinks I don't know how to match my child. What if someone judges me. What if....
I want to let go of that fear of not being enough. (Like I learned in the "What Happy People Know" Book I've mentioned before. Did I mention you should go get it at the library or buy it today.:) Once again, I don't agree with everything in the book, but there are a lot of interesting concepts in there.)
What is your What if.... fear?
And so, here she is. In all her glory. I just had to photograph this realness.