Most Mondays, you can find me at my children’s school, volunteering for kindergarten reading. There’s usually some instruction that goes along with whatever I’m to do that day. Something specific I’m supposed to do with the groups that come out into the hall with me.
But the other day, the teacher couldn’t remember how to play the game she had given me. So she handed me a big bag of sight words and told me I could just make something up.
The game was called Kapow, and so I did my best to be creative and make up some rules that they could follow, while still learning reading skills. A couple minutes into the first round, I discovered my original plan was a bit too complicated, so I changed it all up.
Days later, my daughter keeps asking me how I knew how to play. “But how did you know what we should do, even when there weren’t any rules Mom?”
And that’s the thing – I often don’t know what the heck I’m doing. But I find that when you plow ahead anyway and get creative, the rules tend to fall into place anyhow. And if it doesn’t work the first time, I simply change the rules and try again. That’s kind of how life goes, isn’t it?
So here’s to the lifelong game of Kapow! If your current situation isn’t working for you, if you have no idea what you’re doing or where you’re going these days, just take the leap and go for it. Change it up when you need to, and keep moving ahead.
booties – Chinese Laundry (similar); bag – c/o Free Endearment; skirt – (similar and only $20!), turtleneck – Target
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