So, while sitting in a dark movie theater watching Zootopia, this song punched me in the gut and I knew that it needed to be our family's new anthem.
I messed up tonight, I lost another fight
I still mess up but I'll just start againI keep falling down, I keep on hitting the groundI always get up now to see what's next
I knew that this needed to be drilled into their little heads. And not just my boys, but my girls too. All of my children seem a little too prone to giving up. When things get hard, they don't want to work harder to make it happen.
'Til I reach the end and then I'll start again
No I won't leave, I wanna try everything
I wanna try even though I could fail
I know that listening to a song isn't going to create some magical reaction. I know that watching Zootopia isn't going to solve all of their problems. But maybe, just maybe, coupled with my encouragement, it will give them a little push in the right direction.
I'll keep on making those new mistakes
I'll keep on making them every day
Those new mistakes.