“Can I have a phone?” “Can I watch TV?” “Can we get a camel?”
Honestly. Some days all I do is say “no” to stuff. It happens so often, it’s my default answer. Mostly for good reason. But sometimes, just because it’s easier.
“No, we can’t go to the park right now because I have things I need to get done.” “No, I can’t read with you right now because we need to eat.” It’s necessary to get those things done. But occasionally, it feels good to ignore them all and say “yes.”
“Yes, we can go out after school and get a Wendy’s Frosty.” Simple.
“Yes, you can pull out your homework and do it right here. Try not to get any Frosty on it.” (Oops.)
It takes effort to override my instinct to say “no” and just go home. But it’s not hard, really. And it leads to some good conversations. And sharing.
And connecting with each other.
A pretty good deal for $1, I’d say.
From now through Oct. 31, Wendy’s has Jr. Frosty Halloween Coupon Books available for $1 each (good for 5 or 10 free Frostys, depending on where you are. Ours had 5.) Ninety cents from every booklet goes to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. The coupons are good through next Feb, so while the booklets make great Halloween party favors or trick-or-treat prizes, they’d also work as stocking stuffers, or tucked into Christmas cards.
Dave Thomas, who founded Wendy’s, established The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption to help children in foster care find permanent families. More than 4,000 children have been adopted with the help of Wendy’s and The Dave Thomas Foundation. By purchasing the booklet, you’re helping the over 100,000 children now in foster care waiting for adoptive families. So check out your local Wendy’s®, grab yourself a Jr. Frosty™ Halloween Coupon Book for $1 and help the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption®!
This month, I’m focusing on ways to connect as a family…but how great would it be to help other people connect as families? And form new families? I can’t even tell you — I’m so excited to be part of this.
For more posts on simple ways to connect with your children, click here.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.