Friday, February 24, 2012

"I want a do-over!"

Today's 100 words:

I've always wanted do-overs. As a child, if I didn't do something correctly the first time--play a game, spell a word in the class spelling bee, get a perfect score on a test--I wanted another chance. That perfectionism has followed me into adulthood: there are many things I do wrong each day, and like a child, I wish I could start the day over. Raising children, for example, is hard, and I make a lot of mistakes. Age, though, has taught me that there are no second chances, and all I can do is try my best.


  1. In my mind I "do over" conversations all the time.

    1. I do, too. I also "do over" entire situations, wishing I had handled them differently...

  2. hindsight is 20-20 =)

    at least we get lots of chances to revise our writing!