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Now on to choosing to be a “Yes” mom.
Why I am Choosing to be a “Yes” Mom
With spring officially in the air, so is my need to clean house and get everything organized. What is it about this time of the year that has us wanting to renew our space? I have decided to take this renewing process a step further than my house, renewing myself as a mother. Choosing to be more of a ‘yes’ mom.
Time to say ‘Yes’
I am one of those moms who loves arts and crafts and doing all those science experiments. It is just the teacher in me that can’t help but do those type of activities. Normally my answer was ‘yes’ to anything that involved these activities. That was until my third child arrived. I noticed I didn’t say ‘yes’ as often. I felt like time was crunched and that they wouldn’t be able to enjoy it as much. Maybe it was the fact that our school schedule or after school curricular activities made it difficult to do any thing extra.
Enjoying every single moment.
Again, my selfish intentions are like ‘absolutely not! That would make a huge mess, and I am not in the mood to clean up.’ So for my own selfish reasons, my kids can’t blow some darn bubbles in the house. Pretty silly now that I have taken the time to truly think about it all. How much easier and fun would it be to just say ‘yes?’ Move them into the bathroom or even over some big beach towels in the kitchen. Let them have fun blowing those bubbles. Shoot, I could even join in on the fun. Can you even imagine their excitement to not only be able to blow bubbles in the house, but to be blowing them with me?!
Don’t get me wrong here. I am not saying that it is horrible for you to be telling your child ‘no’ and that your answer should always be ‘yes.’ There absolutely are times, places, and certain questions that deserve the answer of ‘no.’ What I am saying is that I am choosing to say ‘yes’ more when the time is right and there is no other reason to say ‘no’ besides my own selfish intentions. They are only little for so long, and the questions will soon not be asked for our approval. I am choosing to say ‘yes’ and to enjoy every single moment that I can with my kids.