I love do-it-yourself projects. I do.
I'm only good at the ones that take a day or two, because any more than that and I rush to get done. I'm not good with long term projects.
When spray painting, I can hardly wait the 15 minutes between coats. I know it's better to do several light coats, but I get so impatient. My coats are usually too thick. And there are drips.
I always end up wishing I had taken my time.
The beginning of our adoption journey was a lot like that. When Hannah came she had some rough spots. I wanted them fixed. Immediately.
But just like trying to rush spray paint, rushing her was only making a big mess. I needed to give her some time. I needed to let the coats dry in between.
I'd pinpoint a problem, then I'd address it with her. Just like my spray painting technique I'd lay it on thick and then want to be done with it.
Believe it or not, she would do it again. I guess my one thick coat was not going to suffice.
So I had to change my approach. I had to switch to those light coats with some time in between.
I had to be patient and address the problem a little at a time. And since my kids are way more important than painting a ceiling fan, I'm glad I did.
I'm still an impatient spray painter, and there are days when I'm still an impatient mom, but I'm working on it.