Ever heard that saying, “The perfect is the enemy of the good?” Time and time again, my perfectionist tendencies have made me miss out on doing good things. “I should write my friend a letter!” I think, “But first I need to get a really special card, a cute little item to send along, and have the perfect time alone to write it, and think of the right things to say…” Well, time goes by and months later, I just might remember that I’ve forgotten to do it completely!
The same goes for scrapbooks, good deeds, gifts, photography opportunities (although I’m getting much better about that), and, of course, blog posts (“I need to wait until I have just the right photo, with the most well-written reflection, with no parenthesis-diarrhea etc., etc., etc.”)! Even my prayer life has taken the hit (“I’ll pray when it’s nice and quiet and I have time to myself and…” When is that going to happen? Probably nearly never.)
So I’m going to try and let go of attaining the impossible, and just do it. Just blog, just pray, just write, and you know what? What comes will be much better than nothing.
We did it! Yesterday we found our very first cache!
It was behind the library, in the area where I had thought to myself, “If we weren’t moving so soon, I’d put a cache here!” We passed by it several times, till I thought, “hmm, what about here?!” (Don’t want to say too much and give it away for any local buddies who are into geocaching!) It was pretty thrilling and so fun to be part of a “secret” thing and see how recently other people had found it. We tried to find 3 on Saturday but had no luck. The girls love being on the lookout for “treasures,” and most of the fun is in walking around with them and seeing what treasures of their own they find! I am so excited to keep up with what I hope will be a consistent family activity. Want to learn more? Check out this video.
On Saturday my husband was telling me about how his work schedule is full next week. I exclaimed, “Man! Why do you always get saddled with the work no one else wants to do?!” We started laughing and he joked about how the girls always want horsey-back rides so because of those two things he might as well go ahead and buy a dad-saddle. Well, lo and behold, we looked one up (for FUN!!) and found…
Our favorite (and the most highly-rated) review:
“Please note that this Daddle is Western Style and will not be appropriate for those trained in the English Father Riding Method whereby one holds a rein in each hand and posts the trot. If you are looking forward to father jumping, father fox hunting, father polo or daddy dressage you will not be able to use this Daddle. Western Daddle riders hold the reins with one hand, and sit the trot. The pommel or horn on this Daddle is meant to hold a lariat which is useful when roping cattle or other competing or unruly fathers.”
HAHAHA!!! Best Amazon find evah!
So who’s thinking good Father’s Day gift? 😉