Tuesday, November 9

Saying Yes

It's been a heck of a week around here. My two youngest kiddos have had a level of crankiness that has shaken any ounce of patience I had left.

So last night, when my oldest asked about using chopsticks with dinner, I was ready to say no, bark orders to sit down and start eating, but something stopped me. I got out the chopsticks and let the girls attack their food. By the end of the meal, we had gone through several mini lessons on how to hold the chopsticks and how best to pick up the food.

Norah preferred the two hand grab.

Caroline almost had it mastered. I was impressed!

Dinner turned out to be a whole lot of fun as well as the highlight of my day. Which made me think....How often do I tell our kids "no" when the answer can really be "yes"? Does anyone else struggle with this?

1 comment:

  1. Oh, yes! There are days when I catch myself, and even Eric :) wondering why not? Sometimes it's hard to remember that the kids have not had the same day that you had :) Looks fun! We may do that one...outiside...sometime.