New Birthday Tradition: Make it a ‘Yes’ Day

I’ve been in a fog a lot lately.Not sure why, but I can’t seem to snap out of it. I even almost forgot to plan George’s 3rd birthday party, even if it is a low-key birthday party.

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Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t miss George’s birthday, but almost… I knew it was coming up, but I kept putting off… and before I knew it, it was a week before the party and I had no invites, or even a theme [of any sort] planned. Granted, we don’t go big at all for our parties, we tend to keep them very low-key. But I usually make my kids invitations and have a great birthday cake to go with it.

And I had none of that going…. so I made some quick phone calls, put out an event on Facebook and made sure everyone got invited. Phew.

But man, I felt bad! Not that George will know any different… but I had to make it up to him.

Enter… the new birthday tradition… a Yes Day.

Make it a Yes Day Birthday Tradition

This is going to become a birthday tradition for each kid!

I first heard about doing a ‘Yes’ Day from Erica of What Do We Do All Day? It’s simple really. If a child has a request on that day, the answer is yes!

How did our ‘Yes’ Day turned out? Awesome! I highly recommend doing this at least once a year for each of your kids. Make it their special day!

Happy Kid after a fun Yes Day as a new birthday tradition

Yes George, pancakes for breakfast!

Yes George, you can ride your new bike in the house.

Yes George, you can have Neapolitan ice cream!

Yes George, we can go to the movie!

I even overheard Henry say, “Hey George, today, whenever you ask us something, we’re going to say yes!”

I felt like it was a great way to slow down and make your child’s day. A simple yes can go a long ways. And perfect for a birthday.

Yes George, you can open the presents!

Yes George, eat all the ice cream you want.

More ice cream George? Yes!

More ice cream on a Yes Day!

I’m glad that George ended up with a very fun day for this birthday, even though it started out with my in such a fog to get it ready.

Are you ever in a fog like that? How do you snap out of it?

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Comments

  1. Holly Storm-Burge says

    My fog was last Thursday, not realizing that it is this Saturday that I’m taking the Act, I haven’t studied for it, and I haven’t had a Math class in about 10 years. Doh!!! It’s still 2 days away and I’m already exhausted from studying night and day.
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  2. Jenny says

    I like having a cup of hot coffee first thing in the morning, and if I get up before the kids I have a minute to myself first. I find I have a much more productive morning after.

  3. Allison says

    I drink one two many caffeinated beverages to keep things going between nursing school, working night shifts and being a single mom to a kindergartener

  4. says

    I know myself I hardly got to sleep with my three children. I use to make sure to go out in the sunshine or turn on the light to give you that energy. If it is dreary out I am ready to go to bed just like our dog haha.

  5. Shannon says

    I’m in a fog daily!! I have my morning and my 2pm coffee. If that doesn’t work it’s definitely time for a nap. Sometimes substitutes don’t work for a good rest.

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