One of the best pieces of mom advice I’ve ever received came from one of my besties Andrea…she told me that her mom always encourages her to be a yes mom. That means, you say yes most of the time when your kids ask you to do stuff (even when it’s most likely not what you want to be doing). Like when they ask you to read them a book (and you are in the middle of balancing your checkbook), when they ask if they can dump out the pasta jar and count the dry noodles (and you only think about the dry pasta everywhere), when they ask if they can paint (and let’s face it…is there ever a good time for toddlers to paint?!)…so, I’m not always a yes mom but I try to be.
Yesterday, was one of those moments. After going to the gym, up to Andrew’s office and a few other errands, the kids asked me if they could jump around in the rain and splash in mud puddles. Normal Shay was like “oh gosh no!” but I remembered my yes mom mode and agreed. And I’m sure glad I did…
Their Lovie had just bought them new umbrellas the day before, so it was the perfect time for rain and mud puddles.
When we came inside and dried off, they asked if I would pop up their tent while they watched Bubble Guppies. I said yes.
She hung out in front of the tent…
While Smith (who only wanted to wear his undies) cuddled up inside the tent.
After tent time, they asked if they could skip their naps. I said no. I’m not always a yes mom. 😉