Five minute Friday - yes!

Every Friday we unite for five minutes. Only five minutes, that's all we get, that's all we have. And then, right where we are, no edits or second-thoughts, we publish those words. This week, we write on yes.

It started when you became a toddler and we were trying to keep you safe.
It started with a no no, don't do that.
No no, stay over here.
No no, don't touch that.
No no, stop hitting, biting, taking your shoes off, crying.
No no.

And then, somewhere between the toddler years and going through them again for the second time,
no just became our favorite word.
Just because.
No other reason.

So what if that were to stop?
What if I were to open myself back up to the possibilities of yes and allowing you to navigate this world?
What if I stopped being your enemy, your go through
and started becoming the person you go to, your mom.
What if I just started to say yes to your can I?
What if I allowed you to make those decisions?
What if I gave you the freedom you are demanding and was a guide, not a barrier.
What if as long as you were safe, and there was no actual good reason to deny, what if yes became our new favorite word?
What would you become?
How would that make you feel?
What weight would I lift?
What would that do to us?
What if I became the mom I know I am?
What if I said yes?


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