I hope you had a wonderful weekend, friends. We had kind of a long and busy one, which are never my favorite. So, it came to be that on an afternoon where Daddy and Max were out for their “dude date” father/son time and Jillian was reading in her room and the toddler was asleep, that Lucy and I found ourselves with some precious alone time on our hands (a rarity at our house).
The first thing Lucy asked was if we could do crafts. I’ll admit, my heart sank a little. Sunday is supposed to be my day “off” after all (if mothers get such a thing) and while normally I love to do crafts and get messy, I was grouchy after the long weekend and I just wasn’t in the mood for clean up or being inconvenienced.
But I said yes anyway.
And so we played with paints, markers, glue, popsicle sticks, and items from the recycling. After all, why have a crafts table if we aren’t going to jump right in and use it?
It didn’t take long, as she has a normal four year old’s attention span. The clean up wasn’t nearly as bad as I anticipated (you know, it rarely is).
Sometimes saying “yes” is as good for me as it is for them. In this case, I might argue even more so because the fun Lucy and I ended up having together and that quiet time alone ended up being worth any imagined inconvenience I had preconceived. It was good to be wrong.
I’m glad I said “yes.”
What will you say “yes” to today?