Because my little girl told me that she would want to be Moana, the newest Disney princess, for her English class impersonation task.
And because I cannot get mad at her for asking for a costume even if this activity is just for their classroom, I said I will make her one. You see, I absolutely have no right to be mad in this regard because I was the one who taught her to do her best in every task however small that is.
So I went to the mall, bought cloth and sewing kit and armed with confidence coming from the much abused line “If others can do it, why can’t I?” that is forever stuck in my head, I learned how to sew.
So after an hour of snipping, stitching, sewing (or whatever my attempt is called), and a lot of praying, I was able to make a Moana costume or something to that effect.
It’s not perfect but I know it will make my little girl happy so mission accomplished.
I think this is how life is supposed to be. When you absolutely are left with little choice, you learn.
You learn to cook when you’re hungry.
You learn to lead when your group needs you.
You learn to let go when things are no longer healthy.
You learn to move on when someone leaves.
And you learn to sew when your little girl needs a Moana costume.
Just like the song in Alanis’ Jagged Little Pill, you live, you learn.