Yesterday was “Yes Day.”
“Dad, can I have candy for breakfast?” YES! ✅
“Can we have ice cream for dinner?” YES! ✅
I introduced Yes Day to my kids last summer after reading the book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. As the book intro reads, “No matter how silly the request, there is one day a year when kids always receive a positive response: YES!”
While Yes Day is supposed to be once a year, I’m running out of things to do to keep my kids entertained in the winter. So now it’s a semi-annual event. 😆
We started the morning with candy for breakfast. Not a big fan of that idea, but I am a huge fan of smiling kids.
Lunch was at the fun center near by. We won 4,988 tickets. Enough for all three of my kids to get big prizes. You know, not the lame ones in the glass case. But the COOL ones up on the wall.
Then we headed home to watch Grinch. Saw it in theaters, but … YES!
“Dad, can I $20?” No.
I made it clear to the kids that Yes Day is a day to DO things together. Not buy things.
I’ve learned a lot myself from Yes Day. Sometimes you just need to say “YES!”
✅ Yes, take a day off.
✅ Yes, plan that vacation.
✅ Yes, do that thing you’ve been wanting to do.
✅ Yes, get you that thing you’ve been wanting to get.
✅ Yes, start building that website.
✅ Yes, start that project you’ve been wanting to start.
✅ Yes, take the leap of faith and make your dream a reality.
One “Yes Day” may change the trajectory of your life.
Look close at the pic. What do you see?
If you see me holding hands with one of my kids the answer is YES!