I’d like to introduce you to my big brother – the king of Oops! and the inspiration behind this design. I am sure that “oops” comes out of his mouth a hundred times a day; so often, in fact, that he even has it tattooed on his collar bone after breaking it in a mountain-biking accident a few years ago.

His childlike ability to live in the moment, to take risks and suffer the sometimes catastrophic consequences with a shrug and an “Oops”, and not to care what anyone else thinks about it makes me proud – but then I don’t have to deal with the fallout unlike his long-suffering wife!

Seeing as both of my children seem to be taking after their uncle down the high energy, daredevil, can’t sit still for a second path, I figured I need to embrace the Oops. Let them make mistakes (within safe and respectful limits) and then move on. Although we do seem to be frequent fliers at the local A&E department and I’m sure there will be more of that to come.

As grown ups I think we spend so much time dwelling on past mistakes, what we should have done, could have said, that we forget to live in the here and now. So let’s all be a little more Jon, but not too much!

What’s that saying? Better an oops than a what if.

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