Do you ever have one of those projects that you get really excited about? You come up with an idea, plan it out in your head. You go shopping and gather up all the supplies you’ll need. You set everything up and just can’t wait to get started!
Until…..you quickly realize this is not going quite as smoothly as planned.
The rope that I thought would be so pretty wrapped around the wreath and those bunny ears made out of hangers. It was just not working!
Oh and let’s not forget almost setting the whole thing on fire with my glue gun. I would scream if I saw my kids using a high heat glue gun on straw covered in plastic wrap. Seriously??? What was I thinking!
I had hoped to have this wreath project all finished and cleaned up by the time my kids came home from school (or at least hide the glue in time.)
But, instead my daughters’ came home to find this…
Between seeing the giant mess and sensing my frustration, they asked me what was wrong? I told them all about the rope, the bunny ears, all of my plans to make a pretty Easter wreath and how this project was just not going so well.
And then one of my daughter’s said the most wise and wonderful words.
“When I was in kindergarten my teacher said, if you mess it up, dress it up!”
I wrapped my arms around her and gave her a great big hug, changed my grumpy attitude and got back to work!
So, I sat there on the floor surrounded by my mess and I took those words to heart and”dressed” it up.
I was not proud that I got so frustrated and was on the verge of throwing the whole thing in the trash.
It didn’t exactly turn out the way I originally planned, but my daughters’ loved it and that all that truly matters!
I am so grateful to my girls for their words of encouragement to keep trying, to not give up and most importantly to keep things in perspective. It’s just a wreath after all!
Wishing you all a happy first day of Spring and a Happy Easter too!