I have said “yes” far too much this week. Yes, we can go out to lunch. Yes, you can have more screen time. Yes, you can watch a movie.
Sometimes it’s just easier. Sometimes I don’t have it in me to get down the play dough toys or hop in the pool with the kids. (Of course, I did both those things and more this week.) But, I also said yes to unhealthy choices WAY more often than I usually do.
Perhaps it’s because school is around the corner. Perhaps it’s a treat since they’re stuck at home while the sisters are away at camp. Perhaps it’s a chance for me to get some work done while they are happily distracted. Yes, I think it must be the latter…
Hopefully, they will fondly remember the week that I said yes. Hopefully, they will not turn into screen time whiners and fuss when next week I actually say “no” and make them “play outside!” Honestly, I may have my work cut out for me. For now, I need to sign off and go get something done while they’re enjoying (yet another) movie!