Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Learning to Let Go is a Process

Check this out! In the five years I have had children, I have managed to keep the colors of playdoh from mixing. Today, for the first time ever, I allowed the kids to mix all the colors up! Yes, I'm one of those moms. Ever so slowly, I have been trying to learn to give up some of my controlling tendencies.

Also, note if you will the picture of Grace as she got ready for school today. It is hard to tell in the photo, but she has about 3-4 bracelets on each arm, a couple of necklaces, and she informed me that she also put on a "little" body glitter in addition to all the other bling. I did make her rub the glitter around her neck and face, as there was one big glob across her throat. I still don't let her pick out her own clothes, but I did agree for her to go to school with all her pretties on! She was so confident of herself and thought her jewelries were so beautiful, why should I take that away from her?


3 comments:

Brian and Nicole said...

Love the bling, she looks very grown up. And I am also one of those don't mix the colors too. Taylor seems to do it more with her watercolors than playdoughh, which I can live with the water colors, but the playdough drives me crazy. The poor children.
Nicole

audra said...

Way to go! I just conquered the same obsession when maggie got a playdoh ice cream shoppe

Wendi @ Every Day Miracles said...

Cracking me up here friend! I sometimes wish I was more neat and organized, but seriously - we have had mixed play dough for years now! :)
Congrats on the play liberation! :)