Activity #115: Say “Yes, thank you.”

by Whitney Moss on October 18, 2005

in Month 7

Do you tell people “No thank you” when they offer to help? It was my O.B. who first turned me on to saying “Yes”. When I was pregnant he said, “From now on, when they ask you if you want help out to your car, you say ‘Yes’.”

Think of things that you feel comfortable asking others to do so that when they offer, you can accept their generosity. During the course of the day, say them out loud to your baby to help you remember.

Example conversation:

Baby: Daaaaa da daaa da uh ga
You: Someone needs to take the car to Jiffy Lube.
Baby: Dahhh shhsss da
You: I would love some Indian take-out for dinner.
Baby: ssshhss ah babababababa
You: The lawn needs to be mowed.

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RookieMoms.com co-founder Whitney lives with her husband, son, and daughter in the San Francisco Bay Area where she writes about parenting, crafts, and activities that moms can do with babies in tow. She and Heather also publish 510Families.com, a site for East Bay parents and are the authors of The Rookie Mom's Handbook and Stuff Every Mom Should Know.

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