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Letters to My Son: On Choosing Joy Instead of Perfection

Letters to my son, a monthly photography project idea. Great idea to create for your children

Dear Pookah,

It’s March and time seems to be rushing forward.

I’ve watched you this month face new situations, be uncomfortable, be social in situations where I would be uncomfortable and throw a couple of tantrums.

Typical you.

I worry about you constantly. I worry if I’m doing enough to help you thrive. Do I let you watch too much tv? Do you play too many video games? Should I put you in a math camp this summer ? Can you handle a week by yourself at Grandma’s house? Am I making the right decision to take you out of your current school? Will another school be another fit? Do I let you eat too much pizza? Are you suffering because I have to work and don’t have as much time as I would like to devote to your studies?

Am I doing enough? Are you thriving?

letters to my son march 2017
letters to my son march 2017


For the most part, you are so full of joy. So full of love and happiness and sweetness.

letters to my son march 2017

I read a quote yesterday that said 'Never feel guilty about finding joy instead of perfection' Unknown Click to Tweet

I guess that’s the season I’m in right now. I can’t find perfection and do everything I need to or everything that as your mother I am supposed to. It’s just not possible to do all of the things right now.

But I look at you and feel like right now, Joy is enough.

That’s what I’m holding on to.

letters to my son march 2017

Love Mama.

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