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That Time I Took My Daughter Spoon Shopping

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I saw this Meme floating around Facebook the other day. There was a lot of “So true” and “You get what you get, and you don’t get upset.”

I’m just here to give y’all another perspective.

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About six months ago I took my then seven year old spoon shopping. There was one spoon in particular that she liked and always wanted to use. I’m not sure where it came from, but we only had one. Sometimes she would become upset if we couldn’t find the spoon, or if it was dirty. I asked her if she would like to go shopping to find more spoons that she liked.

Entitled

Spoiled

 Those might be a couple of words that come to your mind when hearing this story.

Instead of the words above, I would like for you to replace them.

Loved

Valued.

For those of you who have been with us for awhile, you know abut our “YES” Parenting. There has been a lot of controversy over this through the years.

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I don’t even dare post “The Tree” picture.

We don’t say yes ALL THE TIME.

We don’t say YES because we are permissive.

We don’t say YES because we are lazy.

We don’t say YES because we want our children to stop crying.

We say YES because of this:

This morning I was sitting down at the kitchen table when the buzz went off letting us know that the coffee was done. My daughter came running into the kitchen.

“I’ll get it for you, Mom!”

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She stared at the cupboard full of coffee mugs and grabbed my favorite one. Because YES, I absolutely have a preference!  Imagine that.

“Generosity ~ The most natural outward expression of an inner attitude of compassion.”  ~ Dalai Lama

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