Wednesday, May 02, 2012

"Yes" Day

I'm not a very spontaneous person. I can enjoy surprises and spontenaety, but its not my native terrain. Most times I prefer to work ahead, plan things out, and be very very certain that when I'm saying "yes" to something I'm not saying "no" to something more important.

Earlier this week A had a day off school and it was raining. The boys and I decided to make a "reading nest" and read the day away.  However, only two books in there was already fighting breaking out between Team Chapter Books and Team Richard Scarry Picture Books.  And then there was C who was just mad she was not being held and/or allowed to eat the books.

I thought to myself "if we went to the library we could check out some really great classic kids books and everyone will be happy and we'll have a super special day."

Then I thought to myself "We're in PJs.  By the time I get everyone changed and out the door and back again it will be time for lunch, and then naps, and then cooking dinner, and then we won't get a reading nest day at all.  Plus, we already own several hundred children's books."

And then this foreign voice said "Or, you could just get in the car and go."

To all of our surprise, I heeded this radical new voice. I stood up and said "let's get in the car and bring home the Best Kids Books of All Time from the library." Even I was in my pjs.  Why let a little thing like that stand in the way of a great adventure?

Yup.  I'm a pretty wild and crazy gal. We can really get controversial around here.

Thirty minutes later we were back in our nest with literally as many books as I could carry (my fingers were numb from holding the bag handles).

I had a chuckle of irony when I read this in the front of one of our borrowed books, called No, David!

"Of course, 'Yes' is a wonderful word....but 'Yes' doesn't keep crayons off the living room wall."  
That's right.  Good to keep myself in check before things get out of hand.


Anonymous said...

Hee, hee! What a great day you guys had it sounds like!

I've been in a reading nest all day today...only I couldn't really read :-( Kiki, however, was thrilled. Since she had me curling up with her, doing nothing, and not moving all day long.

Kristi said...

Wow! Way to go! I'm not sure if I would have had the gumption to go to the library in my PJ's...but so glad you did! :)

Atwood-Family of FIVE said...

Wow, I'm impressed! I have had that exact same thought run through my head many times-that i can't go because by the time we are together X, Y and Z will need to happen....I can't believe you went in your PJs though! The kids I get but I would have to at least put on a pair of jean! LOL.