I had these two old swings given to me.
I hung them on our tree in the back yard.
spent more time swinging then I knew possible.
Problem was I noticed the swing smallest and easiest for her to get on
her own twists when she goes too high.
I’m not sure where I went wrong. Either I didn't hang it, tie it or space the ropes correctly because it’s a wobbly ride.
starts out fine, but after a few pushes, she’s twisting and twirling.
This was a problem
I had done it wrong.
I am not the handiest person. I had spent over an hour getting both swings up in those hard-to-reach branches and now, I concluded I needed to undo all my sophisticated Boy Scout knots and start over.
I was in denial.
Certainly a crocked swing could correct itself overtime?
Besides, I had already done the best I could do when one afternoon while pushing
on our demented and slightly-challenged rockabilly swing (and thinking for the
100th time I need to take this swings down and start over), I
noticed how much she loved it.
The higher I pushed, the more exciting the ride.
She was giggling as the unbalanced swing pushed her from side to side; unsure where the momentum would take her next. It was anyone’s guess. It was better than a Disneyland ride.
I was so caught up in my error that I didn't see the real picture. Eden loves her perfect dysfunctional swing.
I guess a swing’s fun no matter how you hang it and sometimes our best is good enough.
Happy Valentines Day and remember to love yourself, even with all your beautiful imperfections.
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