Those unxpected moments.



chalk-paint333Just like most other things, this didn’t go as planned. Earlier today, I thought I would make this sidewalk chalk paint, sit on our patio and watch my 4 year-old paint, and relax a little while doing so.


I let the hummingbird help me make the chalk paint and we went outside.

I got her all set up, walked in for the camera, and a few minutes later, she accidentally knocked over the pan with the paints.

She took off her shoes and stomped around in it. My anal side came out and I thought “nooooo, this isn’t the way it’s supposed to go”.

Then I saw how much fun she was having and took the stick out of my ass. I enjoyed watching her stomp around in the paint and make footprints.

She ended up covered in the stuff and it was a quick bath since dinner was almost done. While I started writing this, I realized that it’s usually better when things don’t go as planned and most of my favorite memories are of those unplanned moments.

My point. If you’re a perfectionist like me and want EVERYTHING to always go right, push yourself a little and go outside the box.

Enjoy these unplanned moments that will most likely become some of your and your child’s favorite memories.

*Kelly Clarkson ~ Catch My Breathe

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9 Responses to Those unxpected moments.

  1. Rose Marie B June 3, 2013 at 20:31 #

    Good job Mom…you’ve blessed both of you with this shift in attitude. 🙂

  2. monica June 4, 2013 at 05:27 #

    in this house it’s rare that anything ever goes the way I planned. I’ve had to learn over the years that if I just roll with the punches it’s a whole lot less stressful. as usual, love the photos.
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  3. Angie June 4, 2013 at 06:55 #

    I have to do the same thing! My kid likes to dump the paints and jump in the puddles. I have to hold my tongue and just let her do it. The anal side of me says to stop, but I know she is having fun so I let it go. It looks like she had a blast!
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  4. Megly Mc June 4, 2013 at 14:17 #

    Agreed…some of the best things in life are the ones you didn’t see coming. Unless, it’s a bus…those suck. 🙂
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  5. Marianna Annadanna June 5, 2013 at 10:25 #

    Chalk PAINT?! So fun Especially for feet stomping.
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  6. Christene June 5, 2013 at 15:34 #

    I need to take a cue from you… I don’t think I could abandon the part of me that would never allow that…

  7. Jen June 6, 2013 at 13:40 #

    Oh, I really, really need to get better at that. I have such a hard time letting things like that just happen, rather than trying to “fix” them.
    Good for you (and your daughter)!
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  8. Kate June 10, 2013 at 18:31 #

    Looks like so much fun! Thanks for sharing. Such great photos!
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