The child decided she wanted to be the one that carved the pumpkin this year.
I was sorely tempted to jump in and tell her all about the limitations that she should observe; the things she shouldn’t do. But, I kept quiet and just let her go, knowing the worst thing that could happen would include stitches.
She didn’t cut herself, but look what she got this pumpkin to do.
A howling wolf should be sufficient to keep the goblins away on Halloween.
My input was limited to telling her just once that she needed to keep cleaning out the inside, and loaning her a sewing machine needle that she used to punch through the drawing, transferring the lines to the pumpkin. Oh, and I loaned her my wood carving tools, which she cleaned and returned.
Boy, we are doing something right.
Anyway, the only thing that bothers me is how critical she is that it isn’t perfect. She’s found a hundred flaws that I can’t see.
Like I would.
As a parent, it’s my job to encourage “good enough” instead of “perfect”. Good enough should be sufficient to the task and shouldn’t be the same for everything. Some stuff has to be fun, right?
Everybody have a great Tuesday. Be well. Be imperfect.