Family Life

perfectly imperfect


Perfect…. what is perfect anyway???

To look good, feel good, have good, it is all good….

But with every little thing that is perfect, there is something imperfect.

Something not quite right, something a little messy, something maybe some of want to shy away from, not admit, and not come forward about….

We all have that one…

Too often I hear of young girls and boys trying to be the “perfect” model, figure, personality…

So many mums and dads are trying to be the “perfect” mother, father, have it all right, have good kids, rooms tidy and floss our teeth every night.

if only…

Everything in order

Will it ever be perfect?

I have scars

I am not so tidy

Certain things can easily make me angry

could i ever remake this perfect salad?

Don’t want to be judged, ridiculed, ignored and thought that they are not good enough.

Fighting, challenging, energy, constant struggle

We all have flaws. We all have little idiosyncrasy’s. We all are a little imperfect.

Accepting our imperfections is accepting ourselves. Acceptance.

Accepting our imperfections teaches your children that there is no perfect, that perfectly imperfect is ok.

Celebrate your imperfections. Celebrate your flaws, mistakes and those little things that are not just quite right.


Are you a little perfectly imperfect?


Linking up with Picklebums and My Little Drummer Boys



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  • grace

    I am perfectly imperfect :)
    What is life without flaws and mistakes ? What else would we learn from ? :)

    • Tahlia

      we need mistakes to learn and grow!!!

  • penny @ Wildlife Fun 4 Kids

    Yep our flaws make us who we are, make us interesting.

  • Cathy

    So very true – no such thing as perfect – and our so called “imperfections” are what make us unique and interesting! Thank you for the reminder…I often need it I think!

    • Tahlia

      my pleasure cathy! We are all different, unique and individuals… makes the world an interesting place :)

  • Tamara

    Oh all so true.

  • Jen R

    On a daily basis, great post!!

  • Angie@TheLittleMumma

    It’s interesting. I am quite cruel to myself about the impossible standards I set myself and am NEVER able to meet. But I wouldn’t dream of judging my kids in the same way.

    But as you point out, they pick up so much more than you ever say.

    My mother constantly told me how lovely and slim my figure was and yet she herself was always dieting. Of course, the dieting message was much stronger than the compliments about my body. Isn’t that sad?

    • Tahlia

      isn’t it funny what we remember… you remember the messages of dieting more then the compliments…. maybe there is something to be said here for why your standards are so high for yourself… hopefully in time you can let these expectations of yourself go a little and know that there is no perfect other then being perfectly imperfect :) x

  • katepickle

    “Accepting our imperfections is accepting ourselves. Acceptance.” – just love this! LOVE it!
    Thanks for joining in!

  • Julie

    I’m celebrating! Accepting! Always need this reminder.