We all have our calling – but from the below photo you can see mine isn’t growing carrots.
And yes I was going to spread them out once they got bigger but I ‘forgot’.
From the state of my vegies you can tell I’m no gardening guru, unless I’m growing regenerating lettuce varieties and cherry tomatoes – these suckers are super easy to grow.
But my point is – we all have things we excel at.
If you can’t think of anything right now that you are kick-ass at – then think harder – we all have something we ROCK at.
As parents we strive to instil something positive and awesome into our kids, and it shouldn’t matter if we aren’t shit hot at everything, as long as we give it a bloody good shot.
At the moment my kids probably think I’m pretty cool at dancing in the kitchen and lounge, blowing BIG bubbles and cooking (the poor wee things).
However, down the track when they’re older they might appreciate my other qualities, my sensitivity, my big heart, my ability to sniff out a news story, my attention to detail, my writing skills, and my ever inquisitive mind (okay maybe they won’t like my nosey-parker behaviour when they’re in their teens).
Anyhow, back to the carrots, and their significance.
As a mum I’ve done things with my kids that I hoped would open their minds to all the possibilities in the world – this included growing things.
In hindsight it was probably best that I stuck to what I knew best – such as reading, telling stories, eating (and drinking) – things I’ve been good at for a LONG TIME.
But from a young age I’ve told my angels they can be and do what they want, whether it’s a nurse, teacher, pilot, fire fighter or rubbish man or women.
I know I have a black thumb but I still have a small garden because I’d hate my kids to miss out on an experience because I suck at growing things.
Well that’s not quite true, I’m successfully growing three very awesome children right now 🙂
We all have our calling and I just hope my three babies find something they love to do and never doubt their ability to do it.
So it’s Tuesday already – and I’m shouting out to the lovely Jess @ Essentially Jess and her IBOT team.
Thanks Jess for the chance to ride off your very popular coattails!
Happy Tuesday peeps!