A day to say YES!!!
In every parent’s life there is at least one day when nothing goes right. A day when tempers rise and rules are broken and tears are shed. A day when you feel like all that you say is “No.”
What is the remedy for such a day?
A day to day “Yes”!
In my search for Mama’s who are kindred to the Rhythm of the Home community, I found this perfect post by Stephanie of Ordinary Life Magic.
Giving us the permission to do just that.
Stephanie is a mother, loving with her family in Salt Lake City, Utah.
One of the keys to living a happy and fulfilled unschooled life, I think,
is the willingness (and ability) to say “yes“.
This is not something new or seemingly extraordinary to this Mama —
but it is something that often sounds like (while to me, meaning the same)
“Yes– In just a minute.”
And “Yes, Honey, hang on…”.
And “Of course, Bud, give me just a sec….”
These are not pacifiers, honestly,
just “my hands are (or head is) busy, so allow me to make this shift…”
sometimes the moment has lost its momentum
when I have set aside my personal Immediatement.
I had not made a conscious decision to do so,
but today looked different.
Today looked like “Yes“, with no caveats.
Yes, to embracing a cloudy sky.
Yes, right now.
Yes, I can jump.
Yes, I can help you be a Vegetarian, right this minute.
Yes, we can do that.
Yes, I can do that.
Yes, it’s quite alright for me to warm my feet outdoors –
just sitting in the clouds and wind.
Yes, I can meditate upon This.
Yes, I can stop that, and return to This.
Yes, I can live and love, Here.
Yes, yes, yes.
And soon, again, it’s back to
Yes, you can have a bath– right this minute.
Yes, you can have candles.
Yes, I can do it right now.
Yes, it is out of the way.
Yes, I’ll do it anyway.
Yes, I can come here right this second.
I’m not having any delusions
that I can keep up this crazy energy
for the Every Second For The Rest Of My Days,
but it has been a nice reminder
that the sky doesn’t fall,
and that I’m not left feeling dizzy and shaking my head
after this constant “Absolutely Now”ing.
Just a reminder to all of us (my family)-
That if the thought or project that I was working upon was important,
chances are it will make itself known again –
should I be lucky enough to forget for a while.
And a reminder to my babes
that they are
and that Funny
in all of those
Right This Second’s.
Not a bad way to spend a day.
Thank you so much Stephanie for giving us this reminder to have these days.
Those ones to carry us through the days of “No.”
To learn more about Stephanie and her family please stop by her spaces