Sometimes though I want to push past my thoughts and finish the evening so I cangettobed.
After a second prompting (from my husband for me to stop and listen to myself) did I offer little miss the opportunity for her to have a banana smoothie in the morning after she quickly got ready for school.
I said yes, later.
The morning came and she remembered.
I was in a much better state having had a good nights sleep and didn't mind
at all keeping my promise of a smoothie once she was ready for school.
We got ready, all went well and I made a smoothie just before we were to leave the house-
|Yes, I made a dripping mess when I poured out the smoothie.|
On the ride to school little miss speaks a thought-
Why don't you always say yes like Momma Bear does??
(from the Berenstain Bears)
I give it a thought and remember something an older and wiser mom (of 3 boys and a girl)
told me 10 years ago now-
(she told me this when I only had one child and she was about 10 years ahead of me in parenting)
"Say yes as often as you can."
After I thought about it I realized I do say yes [mostly] like Momma Bear does.
It's just usually after I say no first and after I think it all through-
A new thought:
Pause, and say yes as often as you can.