I was feeling like I was beginning to become one of those moms. You know the one I’m talking about. The mom who always has a scowl on her face and who is constantly saying “no” to her children. No, we don’t have time right now. No, you just had a snack. No, you can’t have candy, it’s 9 am. No, I’m not buying you that toy, you just got a bunch of birthday presents. No, it’s too messy. No, I’m doing something else right now.
No, No, No, No, NO!
I am so tired of hearing myself say no. So very tired.
So I decided to do something about it. I decided to make a conscious decision to say “Yes” more. Even if it means a little more mess, and even if it means putting aside my oh so important agenda (note sarcasm). Now, I realize that there are still many things that I’m going to have to say no to… like candy at 9 am, among other things. But there are so many things that I can say yes to that I choose not to say yes to because they inconvenience me. Are my children an inconvenience? Is that what I’m saying? That’s not how I want them to feel. So I’m trying really hard to say yes more. I don’t want to say that I’m trying to be a “Yes Mom” because I think that that connotes imbalance. There needs to be balance. That is what I wasn’t feeling. I was feeling way too negative, and I didn’t like it one bit.
I had this necklace made to remind me to be more positive with my children. It stays close to my heart and gently speaks to me throughout the day when I feel an unnecessary no coming on.
What reminders could you use right about now?
My lovely necklace was made by Hello Cheeseburger on Etsy.com. This is not a sponsored post, I just wanted to share the shop with you because I love my necklace so much.