There are a lot of reasons that I appreciate our kiddos’ school.
(Side note–our school is a university model school–which means the kids are in class on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and then we homeschool on Tuesdays and Thursdays).
But one of the main reasons I love their school, is that it’s a–
Now, I try very very hard to be a “yes” mom.
If there’s not a good reason for “no” then I want to say:
If homeschool is finished and we have time to head to the pet store to hang out with the critters–then–
YES!!! Why not go?
If the crew wants to chop up wood and use a hammer and nails to build a fort behind the fence–then–
Yes! Why not let them?
If bubbles and sidewalk chalk sound fun–then–
Yes! Why not risk the mess?
I’m not saying this is easy for me.
I shared in this past post about watching our boys chop out tree stumps with pick axes.
That was not easy for me.
The fact that my husband is still working his way through:
“50 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Children Do”–
causes surges of panic.
I also believe that wisdom and caution must be used.
Clearly we need some balance.
So–I fight hard to be a “yes” mom unless there’s a good rational for “no”.
But as I was saying…
I LOVE that our kiddos’ school is a YES school.
–Want to build a volcano in class and actually erupt it? Yes you can!
–Want to bring in your 10 Madagascar Hissers for show-and-tell? Yes you should!
–Want your principal to show you how to use a chain saw? Yes he will!