Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The "Say Yes!" Challenge

After reading "Your Job Is To Say Yes!" on simplehomeschool.net, I decided that I would take ONE day and see if I could say YES more often than I say NO.  Ahem....this will be one of the most challenging missions I've ever undertaken.

You see, Little Man is 4 1/2 years old and has been diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD).  We recently learned that his "quirks" had a name so I am still adjusting from being irritated all the time because I couldn't understand what was going on with him.  Unfortunately, that irritation leads to a lot of "NOs".  Not because I want to punish him but because most of the time what he wants to do will inconvenience me in some way and my patience is more often than not running on empty.  Yikes.  That sounds completely horrible but I'm just keeping it real here.

Today I thought I would take a practice run at the "Say Yes!" Challenge.  I didn't keep an official tally but there were definitely more "yes"es than usual.  I think the "no"s still won out though.  I'll let you know how my official day goes.

Want to join me in this challenge?  I am choosing every Monday as my "Say Yes!" Challenge day.  Leave a comment below and let me know how it goes!