Letting go of what no longer serves

TwoBoo's mission in life is to teach me lessons, even if it kills me. Yesterday's lesson: When you've outgrown something, take one last look and let it go.
It's past time to take that tricycle to Goodwill, right? "Noooo! I wanna ride my tricycle!" No idea where that impulse to hold on with a death grip comes from.
Which reminds me of this old-fashioned tugboat speed control at a local seafood restaurant. Every time I see it I want to take a picture, forgetting I already have like five photos. Kinda like how I keep forgetting to slow down and think before I snap at TwoBoo.
But for once, I paused... and let him ride the tricycle around for a few minutes instead of insisting he give it up so I could pack it up with the other unused items.
"Okay, Mama, I'm done with my tricycle. Take it to Goodwill now."

Are you working on letting anything go this year? Tell me in the comments or on Facebook.



Posted on January 22, 2013 and filed under "art and motherhood".