Is there something your children love that you resist? For me, it's going to the playground. I know, it's such a staple of childhood... but it's just not my thing. So I've always left it to our babysitter Lidia to take CC and Sabrina there on the mornings she comes. But with Sabrina in school four mornings a week now she misses out on the playground outings with Lidia.
So when she asked so sweetly one afternoon if we could go, how could I say no or try to distract her with other ideas? We went and had a lovely time. It's so different now that the girls can play together, and they do it so much more nicely at the park than they do at home. I sat back, breathed in the cooler air (hello fall!), absorbed the sounds of happy children, watched my growing babies until Sabrina declared she was hungry and it was time for dinner.
I will say yes more often. Yes to the playground and to everything else my girls want because their hearts never steer us wrong.
On the most recent Week of Wonders I write about what makes us happy and how much I'm learning from my children about happiness, creativity, life. What makes you and your children happy?