Say “yes” to your child’s request to play today. You’ll both have fun and redeem the days of summer.
And, I do think that those are great resources when you need ideas and inspiration for making the days meaningful with your kids.
But, the easiest thing, and sometimes the cheapest one, is sometimes just to say yes.
- Kids ask to run through the sprinklers? Say yes, even if it’s only for 15 minutes.
- Kids want to play a board game with you? Say yes, even if you set a timer and don’t play endless hours of Monopoly.
- Kids ask if they can make chocolate dipped bananas? Say yes, even if there will be a mess to clean up.
We moms sometimes think that we need to do, dream, plan, think, or otherwise orchestrate a perfect summer. We don’t. In fact, what we really need to do is be available to our kids and say yes when they ask.
While I certainly don’t advocate giving into every child’s request, I do think we can say yes more than we do. I know I can. Usually, it’s when my kids just want a piece of me. How could I say no?
How can you say YES today?
This post is part of the DIY on a Dime: Summer Fun series. For more ideas on how to enjoy the summer holidays on a budget, check out the list.
I know what we’re gonna do this summer.