I strongly believe that saying yes to our children more is important. I even devoted a whole chapter to saying yes, the myths and misunderstandings of it, in my e-book Parenting Wild Things – Embracing The Rumpus.
Sadly, as often is the case, there is gap between my belief and my practices. I truly believe in saying yes more, I do – but following through and actually doing it is another thing. And that’s why I’m finally getting off my “no” saying tail and starting a “Saying Yes” meme.
Each week I will share something that I said yes to. It could be big or small, serious or silly. And I’ll give you the opportunity to link up your saying yes stories, as well. So let’s collectively cure ourselves of the “Not right now”s of mommying and embrace saying yes to giving our littles more time, attention, and yes.
Oh my. There was a lot of saying yes this week. Unfortunately, there was a lot of saying no, too. Ugh, why is it that it’s so easy to jump to “no”? Sometimes it’s a safety issue, but usually it’s just me not wanting to clean up something. There, I said it.
First, I said yes to camping, which I was sort of nervous about. Then I said yes to climbing a freaking mountain. Then I said yes to Wild Boys stripping down to their underoos to play in an ice cold lake. And, to be clear, I did not want to say yes to any of these things. My inner stick-in-the-mud wants to say noo. NOO! Sigh.
Now it’s your turn. Write a post about something that you said yes to this week, include a picture if you can. And then link up below. If you don’t have a blog, then just leave a comment sharing what you fought the inner fuddy-duddy inside of you to say yes to.