Sunday, September 28, 2008

My Brody Fav

I am a perfectionist, even if things don't come out perfect when I do them, I still have to do them myself. It's just who I am. So while making cupcakes on Friday for my girlfriends, Brody proceeded to ask me if he could decorate them. Well I wanted to say, "are you crazy" but his sweet little face stopped me. So I was in a pickle, I wanted the cupcakes to look perfect but Brody wanted to decorate them, what to do? Well I gave in and told him he could put the sprinkles on thinking that I would be able to fix them after he was done. So I put the frosting on and set up his own little sprinkle shop and gave him very specific directions (I am way too controlling). Well to my delight he did the best job and he taught me a thing or two. First, does it really matter how they look when my friends will love them no matter what? Second, the happiness on his face will always be more important than my own issues. Watching Brody decorate those cupcakes is a favorite moment of mine and learning to let go of my perfectionist habits is really great. And you know what, those cupcakes ended up being more perfect and special than I ever could have made them. Next time I'll let him do the frosting and the sprinkles!


4 comments:

eva said...
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eva said...

Brody is such a big boy, looks like he did a wonderful job decorating!

Mrs.French said...

I love this post...so sweet in everyway...I posted about cupcakes today! we must be blogging soulmates. *)

Anna Nguyen said...

Amanda, you are too cute... I love that story... too sweet for words!