Skip to main content

La journée de "oui"...which is few and far between.

I admit it, I'm not a "yes" mom.  I just can't buy into the concept that gives my kids anything they want, anytime they want. I need to have structure and they need to know that they don't rule the roost.
But a special occasion, once a year "YES" day is something I can handle.  And that is exactly what Willis got the day before he started grade 2.
The day was his, he made the plans and had all the freedom that he wanted.  I did have to call the shots a couple times because I'm pretty sure he would have played 3DS for 24 hours if he could.  Here are some of his activities and food picks for the day:


Top Left request: Nutella and Sprite for Bfast, label school supplies, play 3DS
Middle two rows, L to R: Play Wii with Lucy, Kraft Dinner for lunch, play outside, then play poker.
Bottom L- R: Make Lucy a treasure hunt, catch gophers (yuck), Dominoes for supper and watch an episode of Pokemon


Willis first day of school didn't go as I thought it would.  Lucia and I drove him and had planned on dropping him and letting him do his thing.  But in the few minutes before, my confidant boy became my shy boy and wanted me to come in with him.  He clung to my arm more than he ever did in kindergarten or grade one and I was okay with that.  I will add the feeling of my boy needing me so much that he was practically hanging off my arm as one that I don't ever want to forget.  You will always be my little boy, Willis and you will rock grade 2.

Apparently Willis only wears Blue Jays shirts to school. Here are the first days from K-2


Now that it is just Lucia and I during the day, I've been enjoying getting to learn more about her and observe her sweet idiosyncrasies.  Her language is what gets me right now.  I love how she's getting grown up enough to play independently but is also so young that she still mispronounces words.  A few of my faves?
Can we go see the woofs at the zoo?
Mom, why do dolophants swim in the ocean?
Hey, there's a bay with some hay in it.
I'm not even going to do that.
Boi-da, can I use your zizzors?

Oh, the joys of being a mom!



Comments

  1. Love the yes day! Definitely going to do that with Calder this fall!

    ReplyDelete
  2. What a great idea! I'm not a "yes" mom either, but special occasions call for it. Love that you are writing down your daughter's "language". I didn't do that, because I was sure I would always remember the cute things my kids said. Unfortunately, I can't remember most of them now. Sounds like you're having fun.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Have a lovely day!

Popular posts from this blog

Sunshine inspired fashion

Today I'm showing you the first outfit I got on my trip to Scotland/England and it just happens to be in one of my favourite colours....yes, yellow.  I also put together some of my fave yellow picks on the interwebs for you in the above link.

I have posted a few of my fave yellow pieces before like the one with the blazer  or the one with the yellow shoes and jacket and then there is also this bag that I got in Vegas last year that always makes me swoon....


Anyway, I'm rambling....today's outfit is a dress, but you'll have to hop over to the Blended Blog to see it. Muahahahahha...here's sneak peak.

A blogger meet up in Toronto

It was like a weekend long blind date...... e-Harmony but for friends..... Possibly one of the craziest things I've done..... But I spent the weekend with 10 other women whom I met online. Well, except for my real life bestie on the far right. We have a group of 14 bloggers who have been collabing since the spring of 2014 and what first was simple blog fun has quickly become a sisterhood.   Last year we met in Vegas, this year we settled for Toronto and had 11 members.
Trip highlights include a bus trip with wine and Niagara Falls, a walking tour of downtown Toronto, plenty of great meals, a shopping adventure and rooftop hot tubs at night.  I could go into the details, but for me, the actual trip to Toronto wasn't why I went...the Jays weren't even playing. What brings me the most joy about this trip is the fact that women from all walks of life, all ages (we had 30, 40 and 50 somethings) with a gamut of different interests took a leap of faith and traveled to meet women…

London 1

Sunday/Monday was a blur.   It went from cruising around Toronto (that means shopping) with the little group of Blended Bloggers that were left over to heading to the airport to meet Dan and the kids then to an overnight flight to Dublin and then another 2ish hour flight to London.  At least the kids slept an hour or two, but I couldn't do it.   Currently in zombie mode.   When we got to our hotel (MalMaison Charterhouse Square) we had to nap. Well I had to anyway before I started losing it.   After an hour long family nap, Dan headed to work and I decided to take the kids out on an adventure in the neighbourhood.  We're only 850 metres from St. Paul's Cathedral and I hadn't visited it last time I was here so it was an easy pick. First I had to devise a plan to keep them engaged and because Pokemon is all they ever want, it was an easy bait.  The deal was that if they came and learned something with me, they got to have some Pokemon time in the area. It worked like a …