2/11/2013

Saying "Yes"

Ann Voskamp

"Mom, can I make pancakes for breakfast?"

"Can I play play-doh?"

"We're going to play checkers!"

The snow was up to their knees! 


There's always a wet mess when they come back in.  :)

Uno - A new favorite with the boys that ends up with cards scattered throughout the living room.

Mom, can I (cut up into millions of pieces scraps of fabric to) make my doll a hair thing?


Art time!  Pencils and paper everywhere by the end..

The above quote resonated with me. 

Saying yes to messes is harder on some days than others.

But I'm working on it because I truly do believe that messes bring about creativity and learning in ways that neat and tidy work book pages can't.

And as long as the messes get cleaned up afterwards (preferably by the kids who make them), it's usually a little easier to say, "Yes!"

Just so happened that while I was writing this post, the kids were doing science experiments at the table.  Sometimes it's just best for me to be in the other room while "messes" are being made.  ;)



4 comments:

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Great post Heidi! I too was really struck by the same quote from Ann. By God's grace I am making good strides at being a "yes" mom but I still have SO very far to go. I desperately want God to be able to abundantly bless my children through my hands & heart, I pray I will be quickly yielded to His work in me before they are grown and gone!

Heidi said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Jennifer
I hear ya Jenn! :)

Jackie P said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi Heidi!

Yes, messes are sometimes the best learning experiences, it's just a little hard on Mom to deal with the mess. My DD is older now and has more grown up messes, but I still have to agree that the messes are still valuable learning experiences for her.

Joyfully,
Jackie
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@Jackie P
Thanks for the comment and for stopping by Jackie!

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