Kraft-Heinz sponsored this post, but the opinions are my own.
Do you ever have those days when instead of saying “no” all day you want to try a day of “yes” to everything? I wonder what that would be like? I can only imagine what the boys would ask for if they caught on to mom saying yes all day. There are some days where I feel myself saying no to a lot and when I sit and think about what I’ve said no to, I know some of the things I could’ve said yes and just let them have their way or something they had asked for.
Luckily, I am challenging myself to a day of “Yes”. Do you think I can handle it? Do you think the boys will catch on that I am just full of yes’s? Over the weekend we had our first overnight where my middle son had his friend come over. I had to think long and hard about this because it wasn’t planned, it was last minute, opening season of College Football, almost six o’clock at night, but I said what the heck let’s do this. The kids had been begging me to let them have their friends over so I said yes.
By the time he got to the house it was almost our dinner time but as soon as his mom dropped him off, the boys were wide open, showing him around the house and then it was time to play a game of football with him in the yard. I knew it was supper time but I also knew I had challenged myself to try and say yes and I started with the sleepover, letting them play past dinner time outside, and staying up a little later than usual. By the time I got to bed I felt good about my decision to say yes. It wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be.
The next day I decided to challenge myself again. I knew the boys would ask for many things and they did. They wanted to ride their bikes around the property, so they took off on their bikes, and the dogs and I walked behind them. Of course, they wanted to show their friend the creek. He asked me could he walk in and I said yes. Why not? He is a boy and with my three boys and two dogs, I knew he would have fun with them. So after playing in the creek, they rode their bikes back to the house and they asked to go swimming. I said yes, we can swim once we get back and everyone eats their lunch. While they were playing I made some rice crispy treats to snack on and boy they sure did clean that pan in one sitting. I knew three boys could eat a lot but add the fourth one in and they’ll clean you out.
The weekend was coming to an end but that didn’t mean the yeses had to end. The friend asked if he could come over the next weekend and I said sure as long as it is okay with your mom you can come over anytime. Well, since the middle son had a friend over the other two asked if their friends could come over too. Guess what? The youngest has his friend coming over this coming weekend all because I said “yes”.
This morning before school started, the boys were packing their lunchboxes with all their goodies and my youngest wanted to know if he could have a fruity drink with breakfast? Hmmm. I thought about it for a minute and said the magic words he was hoping I would say “Yes”. I know what you are thinking right now, what is this mom thinking to send her son to school full of a sugary drink? Capri Sun offers a variety of drinks that offer various benefits– some have no high fructose corn syrup, some have no added sugar, etc. I feel good about what he is drinking and is packing in his lunchbox now. I know that is it a “better option for him” rather than other juices, plus with me saying yes to a drink that makes him happy and momma happy, is much easier than saying no and letting him carry just plain water to school every day. I do like to give them choices and change it up from time to time.
Capri Sun Roarin’ Waters was so easy to find at Wal-Mart and so easy to stock up on, you might find that the #yessie comes naturally to you too. I love that Capri Sun Roarin’ Waters is a clear drink, so I don’t need to worry about staining in the event of spills or dribbles, which we all know happens, and I love that the drinks are perfectly sized for a fun drink on the go for growing kids. #WalmartCapriSun