Does Your Mischievous Spirit Need Initiated Too?

My 5-year-old daughter, more than any of my other kids, regularly gets in trouble at school. This week she called a certain boy “a loser” because he interrupted her and a friend while they were reading together. Honestly, I don’t blame her. 😉

Hand in hand as we walked to the front door of school she expressed how much she didn’t want to get in trouble today. Her remorse was evidenced by the tears trickling down her cheeks. I knelt beside her and was surprised to hear, “I like that you get into trouble. Smart people get in trouble. It’s okay to break the rules.”

As soon as the words fell out I wanted to erase them or at least clear my throat and add some more context, “It’s okay to break the rules sometimes.”

But I didn’t. At least not this time. I let it linger, kissed her on the forehead, and sent her down the hallway to class.

Oh hello, there you are.

My mischievous self crying out for a kiss on the forehead too. More than being seen, these days she’s asking for more. Alot more. She wants to be celebrated, nurtured, and sent out into the world with a wink and a smile.

My mischievous self is done with all my rigorous editing, probably an understatement if there ever was one. Her initiation ceremony is long overdue.

It’s time to prepare the stage for my audacious spirit, and shower her with copious amounts of accolades to make up for all the decades of deprivation she’s experienced.

She wants the green light to plot our next moves together and smash our self-made rules one by one.

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