Imperfections “In the mirror and the magic wishing lamp”

Imperfections we all have them

I wish I had no stretchmarks and a non wobbly tummy but I don’t, instead I have two beautiful children.

I wish I had bigger boobs, but I don’t but hubby still thinks I’m sexy.

I wish I had either straight hair or curly hair, but I don’t I have a lot of uncontrollable frizz but it keeps my head warm.

I wish I could could bake cakes properly, but I can’t , thank God for Betty Crocker- the kids don’t mind at all what we bake.

I wish I could sing, but I can’t, not one single note, my daughter once said I sang like the devil and laughed I laughed and now as non-singers we both love to belt out songs in the car.

Imperfections in our life

I wish my mother didn’t have Alzheimer’s, but she does and I’m sad but happy she’s here with me.

I wish I drank more water, but it’s boring, so I drink coffee, tea, chocolate milk, red wine and bubbles and I hope my fruit smoothies and cranberry juices balance the other drinks out.

I wish I slept longer than three hour stretches, but I can’t my lovely mum likes to wake up through the night to be cuddled and reassured.

I wish I had a smaller to do list, but I don’t so I get done what I can  and I worked out that deadlines don’t actually kill you, when you don’t complete them on time.

I wish my dad I had met his grandson, but he didn’t but I see his qualities in my little man and that makes me smile.

I wish I had more time to catch up or even call my friends but I don’t but this is something I can change, starting today .

Imperfections make you who you are

I wish I could stop wishing for stuff but I can’t that’s the human brain for you, but I know in my heart I am who I am and that wishing and dreaming is OK .

Having a family was my biggest wish, which took a few years to become true, so look at your wishes and look at what you have.

Did you not notice that some had come true? Or are you too busy wishing, you’ve not noticed them in front of you.

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Nathalie Brown

Child Behaviour Consultant at Easy Peasy Kids
Child Behaviourist and researcher. Creator of "Less tantrums. More smiles". I look at the bigger picture and think outside the box when working with children and their behaviour. Their world is different. As adults we sometimes forget this. Happiness Creator in my spare time. Eater of chocolate and cake.

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  1. What a lovely article 🙂 Thankyou so much for writing it, it’s reminded me to be grateful for the many many blessings i already have (and still dream big!!!).
    Much Love, Em xx

  2. Oh that was an absolutely beautiful post. You with your caring heart, hugging your mum in the night. Just beautiful, Nathalie. xo

  3. oh hunni what a gorgeous post absolutly love it
    I will remember this sometimes its easy to not see so many of our wishes have come true already

  4. Elizabeth Anderson says

    that is beautifull im so glad i read that so very very realistic xox

  5. Amber B says

    What a fantastic read – absolutely beautiful!

  6. Claire Lewis says

    So true that the piles of washing, kids toys on the floor, grocery list and ‘time with the husband’ commitments often become all we can see as mums – your post really shows how there is ALWAYS something to be grateful for. Thanks for reminding me to keep looking for them!

  7. Lovely of you to point out what I something’s miss. Yes, I wish all those things but yes, I got my two beautiful kids.

  8. Just beautiful x

  9. Wow. Good reminder to take time to stop and smell the roses, or just sit up an notice the small blessings you have that others may be spending lots of time wishing they had.

  10. Mrs Woog says

    Nathalie, your post is wonderful, thought-provoking and just… well wonderful. But I said that already. xxx

  11. Jessie Boan says

    Lovely thought provoking post! I often reflect on my imperfections – particularly about my body – but I would’t change it for the world, as I have 3.5 beautiful kids!

  12. I always wanted bigger boobs too but my partner doesn’t seem to mind so ;). Really honest and inspiring post 🙂

  13. So true that you can spend time wishing for other things, and not appreciating what you have. Lovely post Nathalie.

  14. Nicole Kapernick says

    Great post. Reminds me of a good book Buddism for Mothers – mothering in the now

  15. Carmel Corry says

    My daughter wishes away her days. It’s a hard one to help her with because as adults we often do the same thing

  16. Lovely reminder to focus on the now and what we have. I had tears reading about you cuddling your mom in the night. My mother is taking care of her 97 yo mother right now (for 10 years) and so often we were on parallel journeys with how she was with an elderly woman and I was with small children – they both have similar needs. So great that you are there for her.

  17. I always remember wishing wishing so hard that I would find someone that loves me as much as I love them and to have a family with them……I’m lucky its actually happened and sometimes I forget how lucky I am! but gosh I hate the fact I’m always wishing for more!

  18. Such a great post. I completely agree with you, imperfections make you who you are, it would be sad and actually quite boring if we were all perfect humans. Unfortunately, the human being is never satisfy and wants always more, it’s just his nature. Nothing we can do about it but remind ourselves what our priorities are.


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