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Have you seen the movie “Yes Man?” It came out several years ago and featured a guy – Jim Carey – who was proficient at saying, “NO!” He is challenged by a man to say, “YES” to everything and everybody. It’s a really sweet movie and the lessons that Jim Carey’s character learns along the way are so good.
I’ve often thought of that movie and compared it to my life as a mom. I mean, I say, “NO” a LOT. I’m not a mean mom, but I can’t physically do all the things my kids want me to do all the time. That got me thinking …. what if I had a “YES” day? A day where I said, “YES” to everything? I wouldn’t tell my kids, I’d simply say, “YES” all the live long day. I’ve always wanted to make this “YES-Day” a possibility and the other day I finally made it happen.
Again, I didn’t tell my daughter that I was saying, “YES” to everything – I followed her lead and we had a blast!
First, we went to see the movie “Coco.” (Am I the only human in the entire world that would have loved to see the Frozen 20 minute short?)
We bought the biggest popcorn (usually I say a BIG “NO!” to that one!) and a BIG drink (again, another “NO!”)
Then, we went to get our nails done. (Usually this is a “mom” thing to do – so I say “NO” to kids coming along!)
Next, we went to get some ice cream.
My sweet T wanted to donate a few coins to the charity jar at the ice cream shop – normally I don’t have any coin on me, but in spirit of “YES” day – we went back to the car and grabbed some. Why not?
I always say YES to ice cream, but when little T asks for “Plain vanilla” I usually try to convince her there are better options (because there are!!). Not this time. She asked for plain vanilla and I said, “Sure!”
After that, we HAD to shop. My girl has some sweet style. We lingered at the games and toys (Normally I would’ve hurried past the toys to get to the vintage clothes!).
I found a GORGEOUS vintage fur coat and she asked to try it on – for some reason I wanted to say “No.” I’m actually still not sure why that is… but I let her put it on and her face was priceless.
We took silly selfies with sunglasses (again, why would I normally say “NO” to that? It’s so simple and fun!)
Finally, we ended with dinner – I let T pick our flavor of “Well Yes!” Soup and she did NOT disappoint! We split the Black Bean with Red Quinoa soup. Little girlfriend is obsessed with all things Quinoa so I was more than happy to let her pick.
I hadn’t tried “Well Yes!” Soups – I was amazed at all the delicious flavors. (See them all here!)
Well Yes!® is a line of soups crafted with care and made with nutritious ingredients, like chicken meat with no antibiotics, sweet potatoes, kale, and quinoa. We were super impressed and will definitely be eating the other flavors soon!
It was SUCH a fun day and I found myself wondering (even now) WHY don’t I say “YES” more? I need to be better about saying “YES” because sometimes it’s just more fun! One of my goals for the new year is to say “YES” more – because WHY NOT? I also want to be better about having “YES” days with her.
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