My friend Christina talks about positive parenting and the beauty of saying yes to your child, whenever you reasonably can.
When I got home, I admit that I just wanted the cuddles to last and the mood to be light and I wanted to say yes, yes and yes again. Thankfully, both kids were amazing and patient and just glad to have me home. Beautiful.
The following quote says it better than I could…
“Yes, we can loll here for six more chapters, before — yes,
waffles, yes you can stay naked all day or until you think
you need clothes, yes to butter on the video popcorn today
and me beside you for not just the scary parts, then yes
to a rain-walk, yes, even to the culvert rushing water and
the long way home, yes to candles with dinner, yes to no
lettuce, yes, I’ll save the opera and switch to jazz, yes –
a bath bead? — take two. and yes I will sing the song, yes,
just this once, three times.” — Ellen Dore Watson
I looked at this photo every day I was away…it was taken on Mother’s Day just before I headed off on my…retreat. Can you imagine saying no to these two?
Patsy Cline, The Eyes Of A Child