The Caterpillar begins his busking career
Ever feel stressed about Christmas preparations? D2 had a great idea the other day:
"Why don't we just let Santa take care of all the presents this year?"It would be easier, wouldn't it? I told him that giving builds character, though. He's not off the hook yet.
I don't feel stressed so much as occasionally paralyzed. I love to make gifts, but the process usually includes some time for doubt. Am I doing this right? Will they want it, anyway?
I had a great idea, and started right off on it. After a while, though, it wasn't going my way. Scoot happened to come by. I showed him the problems, and he had a helpful idea. Then he said,
"Just do it, and you can fix it later."Sometimes children's confidence can be a bit overwhelming. Mine believe that Mom can fix (almost) anything. I wasn't ready. I set that project aside for a while.
Today I decided to believe in Scoot's belief. I fixed one problem, then two. A big one remained, so I stepped away again, thought about something else. And then I thought of the solution. So I finished the project, and I think it will do.
You can succeed, too!