Project 52: Imperfection | Oceanside Photographer | Alicia Q. Photography

.. I'll admit I had  lofty expectations of parenthood.  I said I'd never let my kid eat fast food.  I said I'd never let my kid play video games or stay up late.  I said my son would always wear nice clean clothes and be well-mannered.  I've learned in 2 1/2 years that my aspirations of raising a "perfect" child were a tad ambitious.  Don't get me wrong, I still try my best.  But I've accepted that failure is a part of parenthood.  I've accepted that no matter how many $30 t-shirts my toddler has in his closet, he'll stain each and every one of them.  I've learned to let him just be himself-- dirt, muck, mud and all.

Week four's theme was "imperfection".  For me, this photo represents how I have embraced imperfection as a mom.  So now I say, "Bring on the chicken nuggets, Angry Birds and 10pm bedtimes.  And the mud.  Oh, how I love mud..."