Princess A is trying to walk right now. No matter how many times she falls she keeps trying. I am proud of her but hate that she keeps getting bruises and that she cries out of frustration when she can’t walk. Freckles always makes her feel better though.
Today I went to yoga class even though it was snowing, I was tired, and we were out of coffee. I am glad I went though because the teacher inspired me and made me feel better about my daughter’s walking attempts.
First some back story. I am by no means good at yoga. I love the physical and mental strength it takes to hold a pose but I spend most of the class falling down. I keep going back to yoga because afterwards I feel a sense of accomplishment because I tried my best. Today the teacher said, “don’t worry if you fall it’s not called yoga perfect it’s called yoga practice.”
This inspired me to try a head stand for the first time in my life. Yes, I fell over but at least I practiced. After class, I was proud of my confident attempts and then realized I need to stop stressing out about my daughter falling because I fall during 99% of yoga class so I guess she gets her stubborn no fear streak from me.
Anyway she’s not a perfect baby… no baby is perfect. She is just a baby who is practicing walking and if she gets a couple of bruises along the way so be it… at least she is trying.