photo by Christa Rene Photography
 Is it just me, or does being a toddler mom (or a mother of any age child, I’m guessing) sometimes make you feel like the Wicked Witch of the West? I think it’s safe to assume that while I dole out endless hugs and kisses, the word I say most often is “NO” and the phrase I currently utter more than any other is “time out”. While I’m totally on board being a disciplinarian so that my kid knows how to make his way in society, sometimes the role of Resident Buzz Killer really wears me out.
So today I’m just going to make a list of all of the things that I always say Yes to – and I would love you to join me if you need a refresher course in the things that light your fire.
Things I Always Say Yes To
Dancing with my husband
Brie, especially if it’s warm
Free child care
Queso, especially if it’s white or has steak in it
White sheets, even though I know they’ll be ruined eventually
Singing to our first dance song, no matter where I am (and I am no songstress)
Walking Main Street in downtown Greenville
Avocado Toast
A good ball point pen (if I find one, I’ll probably steal it)
Toddler hugs and kisses, even if everything is super slobbery
Being in the picture
A boat ride with my family
My mother in law’s chicken cordon blue
Sitting in the sunshine when it’s just starting to get warm of just starting to cool off (file that one under: lessons learned in Maine)
Picking new paint colors
Boy toddler shoes
Show tunes
When Gray says “moh tickles” 
(more tickles)
Onesie pajamas (for everyone)
Wine/Starbucks (but that was obvious)
Reruns of Big Bang Theory
Date Nights
A solid wedding band (I mean, who can resist a rousing version of “Shout”?)
Fresh Flowers 
Sleeping in
 Quality Time with my little family – it is my love language after all.
Ok, give it to me mamas! If you need a lift after a long day, tell me the little things that make you happy in the comments.