So much of our time as parents involves telling our kids no to things. No, don’t touch the hot stove. No, you can’t play video games all day. No, you can’t watch tv. No, you can’t have ice cream for breakfast. Sometimes, it’s nice for kids to hear “yes” for a change.
Enter the book “Yes Day”by Amy Rosenthal that Super F’s preschool introduced him to. In it, the parents allow the child one “Yes Day” per year where all of their silly requests are granted. After reading this book, I have tried hard to say yes to Super F more often, and attempt to limit the “no” responses to things that really matter. So, when he asks if he can stand up at the dinner table while he eats, or wear his shirt inside out because it looks cool, I say yes, because in the grand scheme of things it’s not going to hurt himself or anyone else. Dean and I usually reserve Super F’s annual Yes Day for his birthday.
What about you? Have you ever done a Yes Day? What are some of the strangest requests your kids have had?