Goals vs. Reality

So often, we have these wonderful goals and dreams, and boy does reality disappoint us.

The other day, I left the boys with some wonderful people and a paper plate sheep craft to do.  I didn’t have time to assemble an example sheep beforehand, so the boys were just told to make a sheep with the given supplies.  They did the best they could, which didn’t end up looking like sheep at all.

My Goal.

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Luke’s reality.

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Ben’s reality.

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They were really bummed when they saw what the ideal paper plate sheep should look like, and both claimed mine as their own.  Their reality disappointed them.

Similarly, I wanted Meghan to look adorable for my out-of-town visiting relatives.

My Goal.

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This lasted less than 5 minutes.  No kidding.  She spit up multiple times, in succession, the minute the dress was cinched around her chubby waist.

Meghan’s reality.  Mid-barf.

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Reality does disappoint me from time to time, but it seems better to have a goal and fall short, than not have a goal at all.

Every once in a while, our goals are met and suddenly the trouble is completely worth it.  This may not look like much, but I see two boys making their own lunch.

IMG_3616Goals are a good thing.  Cleaning up the crumbs is reality.

 

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2 Responses to Goals vs. Reality

  1. Valerie says:

    Your posts (and pictures!!) never disappoint! Love your blog! 😀

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