I finished out my week of finding a 'yes' with a movie marathon (and dancing to the credits' music), donuts and swimming. Don't get me wrong, I think learning to understand and accept the word 'no' is one of the most important lessons I'm teaching my children. (With that goes the idea that they aren't always the center of the universe, other people have needs too, and things won't always go their way.) But with all that's going on around here, a little 'yes' time to wrap up the summer has been quite nice for all of us.
Now you wouldn't think saying yes to swimming would be much of a sacrifice in the muggy end of summer, but putting on a swimsuit is the very last thing I feel like doing these days. In fact, I am so large that clothes in general are a bit of a struggle. You know it is bad when the maternity shirts don't quite do the job anymore! Just a few more days and the school year will start and we'll soon be welcoming a new baby. Hopefully, I'll get a few days of freedom once the kids start school to say 'yes' to some things I'd like to do. :)
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