So Camden informed me that they read a book "Yes Day". He told me he really wanted one of those days. I get it, it's about finding a balance. It just seems weird. I asked him what he would want if we had such a day.
If Camden were having a "yes" day he would ask...
1. To sign up to play hockey.
2. A tiny motorcycle like my cousin Nolan.
3. A drum set.
Now isn't it horrible that there is not one item I would say "yes" too? I know, terrible. Really, I am not signing him up for hockey for a few reasons...the cost and secondly, the time commitment. Most nights during the week I am a "single" parent as Scott works 2nd shift. Because of the nature of his job, he also has to work many weekends...leaving everything up to me. A tiny motorcycle could lead to a "yes" if it was the right price and the safety gear was worn-otherwise it's a "NO" . A drum set...really, he makes enough noise the way it is...maybe someday buddy.
If Kenley were having a "yes" day she would ask...
1. To go to Pizza Hut.
2. A fairy barbie.
3. A microphone with a stand.
When I asked Kenley, her requests are much more reasonable..don't you think? A trip to Pizza Hut actually sounds like a dream come true...no cooking, no dishes, someone serving me..."YES". A fairy barbie could probably be purchased for less than $10, sounds reasonable. A microphone with a stand would be the only one I would consider a "no". But it's not that loud and I could hear the sweet, sweet sound of her (or her brother's voice).
That got me to thinking, maybe I should say "yes" more often. Really most of their daily requests that get a "no" are pretty harmless. It's not like they are asking to play on the highway or with sharp glass. The daily stuff like "Can I wear shorts under my pants? or a tank top under my shirt?" or something like "Can I eat cereal for dinner?" My goal is to take a step back and say "yes" a little more often. I am sure that word will be music to the kids ears. Maybe if I say "yes" to them, it might work to my benefit...they might say "yes" to me once in a while. Although, it is about balance and I am not planning on becoming a full time "Yes" mom. I still like the sound of "NO". Anyone willing to join me?