May 13 14

YES feels better than NO.

It’s science, really. 

And I sure say no a lot these days.

Because of the No Guilts, I grabbed hold of Isabella’s hand yesterday afternoon and took her to—not one, but two—the park and watched her swing and monkey bar and climb and run, even though I kind of hate the park and a little kid told me I was too fancy for the park.

Because of the No Guilts, when I heard the familiar sing-song of the ice cream truck this afternoon, I handed my kids a $10 bill and watched their faces light up from my completely unexpected YES.

“For really, real Mama?”

“Just maybe bring me back some change, okay?”


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Ten minutes later they came back and set the $10 bill down on my desk.



I don’t even know what happened and why there was no ice cream.

But it’s obviously my fault.

And maybe I should go back to saying no—there’s less mystery involved.

  1. Is it because the ice cream truck is crazy expensive and $10 doesn’t buy you anything? Otherwise, I don’t understand!


    Comment by Kristabella on May 14, 2014
  2. But you have to tell us WHY they didn’t get any! Did the truck drive away? Or was $10 not enough for the three of them?


    ali replied on

    I finally got some answers out of them…days later…apparently, they weren’t’ quick enough and the truck drove away.


    Comment by Loukia on May 14, 2014

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