Sometimes I forget how important a game of Candy Land can be.
I was mindlessly perusing nothing on my phone when my youngest came up to me and said “Mommy, will you pway Candy Land wif me?”
At first, I said I would in just a bit, because, you know, that stuff on my phone is WAY more important (please read the heavy sarcasm there).
But after him asking me again, and again, I put down the
crack phone and got out the game.
We played all sprawled out on the floor and giggled and laughed.
It was good for me. I heard my 4-year-old exclaim how much he “WUVS pwaying” Candy Land. And when he got a picture space that advanced him far ahead… He couldn’t have been prouder.
And I almost missed it because the endless drivel on social media was more important.
You see, this summer, I’ve been trying to say yes to the right things, the good things, the important things. I’ve actually said no to three things so far (two volunteer related and one work related). Those no’s give me the motherhood margin I need for a good yes. For a right yes.
And my little guy will remember playing Candy Land on the floor long after my phone has been traded in for a newer model.
So will I.
So go, say Yes to the right things. And tell me all about it in the comments below!