Tuesday, July 24, 2012

B.M.W.B #30 - Saying Yes

Last week we spent a beautiful week in Tekapo as a family.

We spent some time at Roundhill Ski Field. The Atlas used to be a snow boarder and Flip has had a couple of lessons in the past on skis. The Atlas took up skiing because he has this beautiful thought that he wants to develop things that he can grow with in terms of hobbies with the boys. He and my mama have been gently encouraging me to maybe have a go myself.

Several years ago I had (under duress) a snow boarding lesson in Austria - let's just say it wasn't successful and the board may have got broken (by accident not in anger I must point out!). I don't love snow - wearing all those clothes (no I'm not a nudist! I just don't like all those sticky plastic layers!!), being too hot on the inside and cold and wet on the outside... stuff. We had good weather - This year I said Yes.

As much as you read a lot about how much we mama's need to learn to say No. I most often need to learn to say 'Yes'. I can be too passive, it's easy to say 'not now' or 'Nah not my scene' (especially for me and sport). I'm not all there yet I want to say 'yes' more. Yes to trying new things that I can do with my boys, yes to going to the park, yes to another story, yes to jumping on the tramp.
I don't need to learn to say No. I need to learn to  say yes.
So I said yes. I had a skiing lesson. I liked it. I liked how happy The Atlas was to see me doing something sporty with a smile on my face. I liked being part of it instead of an observer.
Sometimes being a good mama is about learning lessons myself rather than doing more exciting things with my boys. What lessons are you trying to learn?

This year I am making more of a conscious effort to have quality moments with my boys. B.M.W.B (becoming the mama I want to be)  is my way of recording and hopefully inspiring other mama’s too. Please inspire me with the little moments you are snatching with your little people OR with ideas I could do with mine. If you have blogged about it please leave a comment so we can all visit and encourage each other.
Simple. Achievable. Intentional: becoming the mama I want to be.

Joining in with blogger, mama and all round beautiful woman Simone for best in blog - just linking the old fashioned way as the button doesn't seem to work for me!


Jess B said...

Go you Miriam! Well done!

tartankiwi said...

Good on you! I love skiing, but haven't been for years. I can't wait to introduce Rascal and Scallywag to skiing.

bloggingmumof3 said...

looks like fun. go you!!

Simoney said...


(PS oops caps lock was on and I can't be bothered retyping the comment SORREEE!)