I didn’t plan on it being yes day; I was going to wait until Saturday. But it was just one of those days where the opportunity presented itself…and I just couldn’t say no.
Yes, Matty, I will get you a Shrek happy meal to take to your end of pre-school picnic.
Yes, Matty, you can take a midday bath before your nap. (It’s 90 degrees for goodness sakes…and we were just at a park for your picnic!)
Yes, Gabe, you can have a friend over after school.
Yes, Gabe, you can borrow 3 weeks of allowance to buy that new Webkinz so you can match your 2 best buddies on stuffed animal day on Friday.
Yes, Olivia, you can watch TV in your room for a little while even though it’s a beautiful day outside. You’re “whooped” as you say; I get it.
Yes, Olivia, Grandma is here to take you to horseback riding. Yes, I’m sure you can have pancakes and take a bath at her house.
Yes, Gabe, your friend can stay for dinner.
Yes, Matty, you can have a friend over too.
Yes, boys, I’ll turn on the sprinkler so it hits the trampoline. Yes, you can put dish soap on it to make it slippery.
Yes, I will jump on the trampoline with you.
Yes, Daddy will jump too.
Yes, Honey, I will have a margarita…or two.
Yes, Honey, I will have Cold Stone with you after the kids go to bed.
Yes day isn’t just for kids you know!!
It was awesome. No one fought. No one whined. I’m so glad I said yes. And I plan on doing it again soon!!