Perfection

I wanted to share a little store about this picture.

My 5 year old got this Trolls coloring book for Christmas and decided to do some coloring in it yesterday afternoon.

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On the back of the coloring book is one of pictures from the coloring book all colored in.

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She wanted to match the colors in the “example” picture exactly to the blank picture in the coloring book.

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So she asks for my help.

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“Where is this pink?” she asks. I help her look for it but I literally start to stress out over not picking the right pink for the Troll’s hair!

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Eventually, I settle on a shade of pink I think is best and hand it to her.

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“Perfect!” she says, “This is exactly the color I was looking for.”

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As the adult, I could see that the two pinks didn’t match up perfectly, but for my 5 year old, it was perfection.

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What I’m trying to say here is, we need to stop trying to be perfect for our kids. All we need to do is try our best.

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This effort is, in their eyes, perfection, and that is all that matters.

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