The “yes” mom opportunities continue…

It’s the last week before school starts so this week I’ve really tried to be conscious of the “yes” mom opportunities that come my way.

Tuesday night both boys had a friend spend the night. “Mom, can the four of us sleep on the trampoline tonight?” There was a meteor shower that night and they wanted to see it for themselves. I was concerned that they wouldn’t get enough sleep (they didn’t). And I was concerned that we would all pay for it with some irritability the next day (we did). But I’m still convinced that they made a memory Tuesday night that was worth the trade-offs!

How are you doing with your commitment to be a “yes” mom?

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2 Responses to The “yes” mom opportunities continue…

  1. Rachel B says:

    Jill, I have keeping the "yes mom" factor in mind too ever since reading about it here on your blog. Didn't even realize when I read it that it was going to affect me so greatly. I didn't realize how often I said no without even thinking about it. Anyway, I've been less quick to say no (to think it over) and more likely to say, "Sure, why not?" when appropriate. My 2 1/2 year old is liking it! :) Thanks for the good advice…and for just making me more aware.

    Have a blessed day!

  2. Sarah says:

    that's awesome!!! today we walked throught the fruit section at the grocery store and let my daughter pick some new fruits to try. had fun getting raspberries! "way more fun than apples, mom"