Learning To Say Yes More Often

Kraft-Heinz sponsored this post, but the opinions are my own.

You know what I love about fall? I’ll give you a hint…there is no pumpkin involved at all! What I love doesn’t have anything to do with seasonal flavors, but instead about the feelings that fall brings out in me. 

What I love about fall has everything to do with that brisk breeze blowing through the air, fall sports that the kids take part in, leaves changing colors and dropping to the ground, and bundling up to go out for walks with the kids while we sip our favorite drinks.

These are they days memories are made of. Jumping in the leaves, cheering on our favorite team, and spending afternoons playing outside before the inevitable comes and winter arrives. 

This time of year also reminds me that it is okay to say yes to the kids once in a while. To remember to go play with them at the playground, to say yes to friends spending the night, and to really give their requests a chance before deciding. 

Perfect Fall Weather For Fun

This last weekend was a fantastic example. The weather was perfect, my son had a flag-football game, and we all got to play outside! 

Whenever we have activities, planned or unplanned, my kids typically ask me to pack snacks or drinks to bring along. I don’t always get to say yes because I want them to focus on better for you choices, but we recently found some 100% juice Capri Sun at our last visit to Walmart. I gladly said yes because they are so convenient, not to mention they have no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial flavors or preservatives, and have less sugar!

Our Fall Day Of Fun In The Sun

My son asked to try flag football this year so we said yes, and we were right there to cheer him on for his first tournament game (he’s in the blue shirt). 

My daughter loves to play at the park and always wants me to spin spin spin her on these weird looking contraptions. We headed over for a little fun in-between the football games. 

Later that day we ended up playing a pick-up game at home with my kids and their friends — the kids wanted to play a game of football in our backyard so I said yes!

I love that I am able to say Yes! to fun, and Yes! to a great drink that I don’t mind giving to the kids. Check out our #Yessie 🙂

We had a fantastic day of yes, and my daughter even convinced me to say yes and spin around on… whatever this thing is called!

Have you ever heard of a #Yessie day? I recently spent a day saying yes to things the kids wanted to do and it was so much fun! Read all about our fun day here and let us know about your own day of yes! #WalmartCapriSun AD

Jesica H

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7 thoughts on “Learning To Say Yes More Often

  • November 21, 2017 at 12:41 pm
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    Understanding kid's requirements and approving a few won't hurt. They will love us. Reply
  • December 1, 2017 at 4:56 pm
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    I totally know where you're coming from and can totally relate. But like someone else mentioned, giving your seal of approval is not always a bad thing! I too, have to say yes more often. Reply
  • December 1, 2017 at 5:38 pm
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    I'm learning to say yes more often with the kids. Just the other day the girls wanted to do a girls nails day and I just didn't want to do it but, after looking at their grades and faces I said why not! We also enjoy Capri Sun , especially after the kids play outdoors. Love your images! Reply
  • December 1, 2017 at 8:42 pm
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    We love fall! My favorite season. There are so many fun things to do with the kids. I agree saying yes is important. Sometimes my son wants pizza for breakfast occasionally we do it! Sometimes ice-cream for dinner. You have to let loose from time to time :-) Capri Sun is my son's favorite especially when we are on the go in the summer. Reply
  • December 2, 2017 at 8:39 pm
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    My kids are older now and they still love Capri Suns!!! I am so much better at saying yes now that they're older versus when my kiddos were young. I don't like spinning things because they make me dizzy but good for you for saying yes on that. Reply
  • December 3, 2017 at 8:51 pm
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    Wow, indeed a great way to bond with kids! It's good to know that being outdoor and having some physical activities with them. It's always fun to be with them and saying yes to them sometimes is a nice idea too. Reply
  • December 4, 2017 at 3:10 am
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    Always great to find things that we can say yes to our children about. Not that I think that no is a bad word. You do need to be able to say that word from time to time to set limits. And that makes kids feel secure that you care about them, even if they rebel from time to time. But the outting here looks like all kinds of things one can say yes to. Reply

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