I am not a parent that is afraid to tell my children "no". I know some parents these days don't like to say that to their precious little cherubs lest it might crush their little spirits. Hogwash. No is all over in our society. All. Over. Look around.
- No Parking
- No Smoking
- Do Not Enter
- No Biciycles
- No Pedestrians
- No Passing
- Stop (can you imagine instead of a stop sign if there was a sign to "redirect" you!?)
Today we were eating out (which was a no no-ha ha!) and Haley asked to sit at the tall counter-type table. I could've said "no". It's kind of a pain honestly. And the configuration wasn't right for 5 people, and I couldn't put Nathan in a high chair....but did it really matter in the end? No. (see? the word pops up everywhere!) and so I said....YES! And she was such a happy child. And you know what? Five minutes after we left that restaurant, it didn't matter. Except to her, it did! And that did matter five minutes later.