One of my favorite bloggers, Andrea, talked about being a Yes Mom.
As I started thinking about Colson, I realized that I'm saying no a lot. Too much.
I was worried about Colson getting too dirty, making too big of a mess, being too loud, or not eating enough dinner because he got a treat before hand.
But...he's only little for a very short amount of time and we should enjoy it.
So...I started saying yes more.
We've made some really big messes, got really dirty, and ate plenty!
It's almost as good as water. Almost.
Colson loves playing in it, sitting in it, and eating it. Although I still say no to the last one!
We both love ice cream, slushies, and suckers.
On our way home from daycare we will stop at Sonic or Roe Ann's and grab a slushy and then sit outside and drink it. Colson is a sticky mess by the time he's done but he seriously loves it!
And suckers. Once in awhile I'll give Colson a sucker while I'm making dinner. Stickiness EVERYWHERE!
Life is too short to being saying no all the time.
Life is too short to stress about the mess.
And life is too short to not make fun memories!