Saturday, January 5, 2008

Choosing My Battles!

As a Mom, you have to make many decisions. There are so many times when your child looks up at you with great expectations, counting on 'yes', only to be disappointed by the 'no' that escapes your lips.....again.

It's so hard to always say no! So, I try to say yes as often as possible. As long as it isn't dangerous, I want my kids to experience things that I might not ever dream of wanting to experience. I want their lives to be happy, fun and full of memories of the 'yes' moments.

Here are a couple of examples of recent 'yes' moments in our house:

This is my 10 yr old and his new haircut. It has grown out now and he hasn't mentioned getting another like it. He did talk about having this style for several months. If I had said no (again), he'd still want it! He may very well want to try this again. So be it-it's only hair!

This is my teen daughter. Pink has been replaced with a lovely aqua. The short cut underneath was my idea-a compromise. She has added a few aqua strands on the top layers since the pictures were taken.

She can wear the longer hair pulled up and show her 'true colors' or she can leave it down and show her 'real color'. I have no idea what color will be next, purple maybe?

I realize that this is the choice for OUR family. As I said in the beginning, we all choose our battles. This is one of those things that is okay-for us....at least right now and to a certain extent!

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