From my fabulous husband -
What does it matter? What if our house is dirty? What if in six months we still haven't
finished unpacking? What if we don't get around to
replacing the windows for two years? What difference will it actually
make? Crunchy floors, the
inability to find some things we need, a higher electric bill, none of it actually matters very much.
From Louis CK -
... I go, "Here, honey, have a fig newton."
She goes, "They're not called fig newtons. They're called pig newtons."
And I go, "No they're not. They're called fig newtons." And right away in my head I'm like, "What are you doing? Why? What is to be gained? What do you care? Just, yeah, pig newtons..."
From - I wish I could remember whose blog I read this on.
Say yes. Social norms, inconvenience, laziness, our first instinct is often to say, "No, don't do that." Our children have had their needs and wants ignored so many times. As long as it's not dangerous, try to say yes to them more. Which is why yesterday found my sons gleefully wheeling a garbage can full of dog poop around the front yard.