Saying Yes

Sometimes I get into a bit of a rut. A rut I’m not terribly fond of. A “no” rut.

No, we can’t go to the playground right now.

No, playdoh is too messy.

No, you may not have any yogurt.

Wait a second….

No to yogurt? No to playdoh? No to the playground? Why?

Well, to be frank, sometimes it is just easier to say no. It is easier to brush off the requests, most of which are perfectly reasonable.

But that’s not who I want to be. That’s not the life I want to live. That’s not the mama I want these boys to remember.

I want to say yes! Live yes!

And yesterday when my little guy, overflowing with excitement about his new train track pieces, came out of quiet time asking if we could build a train track using every single piece of track I said YES!

Yes! We can build that track.

And we did. And it was awesome. (Even if it was declared that I wasn’t the best engineer, since there was one dead-end)

So, yes. I’m going to try to say it more. Try to do it more.

What about you? What do you want to say Yes to?

  • Anonymous

    Full disclosure: I think I need to add a few more no’s to my day. It’s time for the little one to remove himself from right under my legs for a few minutes. I love him so much, but he’s got to spend a little time playing on his own before I explode!


  • tania marco

    I want to say Yes whenever my kids ask to play outside the house around the yard especially when I have no work and can play with them.