Say "sure" to your kids all day? My gut instinct says "Noooooo"

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Jennifer Garner just lately posted a picture of herself trying exhausted on Instagram. It wasn’t a protracted day on set that wore her out nevertheless, it was a “Sure Day” along with her kids.

“You’ll by no means want espresso greater than the day after ‘Sure Day!’” she captioned the picture, including a smattering of hashtags akin to #fiveyearsrunning #wesleptinatent#inthebackyard #coffeeismyyesday.

Jennifer Garner and Violet

Am I alone in having been blissfully unaware of what the heck a “Sure Day” is?

Somewhat digging reveals we’ve got writer Amy Krouse Rosenthal to thank for the idea, which debuted by way of her e book in 2009 — and sure, it’s precisely what you’re considering (and probably dreading).

The e book’s description elaborates, “Irrespective of how foolish the request, there’s sooner or later a yr when kids all the time obtain a optimistic response: Can I’ve pizza for breakfast? YES! Can we’ve got a meals battle? YES! Can I keep up actually late? YES!”

There’s even a nationwide “Sure Day” on December 19.

Six days earlier than Christmas. Why? Why??? Please don’t inform my kids.

Yes Day book

The excellent news is you’ll be able to select any day for your household to have a “Sure Day,” and fogeys are solely to grant requests which are “inside purpose.” So whilst you could find yourself spending the night time in a tent within the yard, as Jennifer Garner was fortunate sufficient to, you’ll be able to veto a personal jet to Disneyland.

Possibly it’s as a result of my kids are a bit older (and I’ve a Grinch-y coronary heart), however I’m so not feeling this. Not solely do my kids get their very personal “Sure Day” on their birthdays, however most common days revolve round them as properly. “Sure,” I say, “In fact I’m coming to your sport.” “Sure, I can drive you and your pal to the skating rink.” “Sure, right here’s a couple of to purchase a snack on the park.” And on, and on.

If anybody in my family wants a “Sure Day” it’s the husband and me. Cue the daydreaming about sleeping in late, watching films not meant for kids, and never having to squash a single sibling squabble. Maybe kids gifting a “Sure Day” again to their dad and mom could be the theme of a sequel e book?

Pictures by way of UnSplash/Ari Sherbill, PR Pictures, Amazon

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