Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Let's hear a loud 'YES'!

As a mother, it's so hard to not feel as if you are constantly saying 'no'. "No, you may not play in the mud under the back porch. No, you may not have a third cookie. No, you may not buy that pack of sugar filled bubble gum. No, you may not watch ten more minutes of the movie. No, you may not smack your brother on the side of the head because he is irritating you. No, you may not eat the magic marker. No, you may not paint your entire face black to look like a leapord. No, you may not wear your sandals outside in the middle of a snow-storm. No, no, no, no, no.........

All day long, it's 'no'.

So you can imagine that when a situation occurs and I find a child doing something 'good' all by themselves, I'm ready to jump up and down (if I weren't so pregnant!) and yell 'Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, you MAY do that, for as LONG as you want!!!!'

A little girl cleaning her room all by herself....
A little boy peacefully putting together puzzles on the school room floor....
Two brothers playing a game together at the dining room table.....
A sweet little lady pushing her baby around in the baby stroller...

These are all 'Yes!' They make my heart sing to find a child doing one of these things!

And the other day, I found my Eli sitting at the kitchen counter, chin in his hands, reading Bible stories out loud to Noah, who was sitting across the counter, quietly listening to him.

"Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, triple times Yes!!!!"

I caught a couple seconds of the precious moment on video---Eli didn't seem to mind :)










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