My oldest wants to make a raspberry cheesecake.
No problem! We have a cookbook for children that shows delightful pictures of perfect daughters pureeing raspberries and making lovely designs on their cheesecakes.
My daughters make a mess of a creation. At least the cheesecake is actually in the pie pan.
My daughters say, "It's our original design, Mom."
It doesn't look like the picture. I have to remember that it won't.
As the school year begins and I fret and am tempted to compare my children to everybody else, I will remember this picture and the cheesecake we made. We are originals. We won't look like the picture I have in my head of what we're supposed to be like.
Journal: Do you struggle with things not looking like they are supposed to look?