I am very gradually learning that what I think of as weak spots in my personality, and especially in my parenting, are often perceived by others as strengths.

Today, for example, I was doing a messy science project with the kids, and the other mom present said, “Thank god you do this so I don’t have to!”, when my inside voice was fretting that she was going to be horrified at the messy chaos I make with the kids.

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