B.M.W.B #30 – Saying Yes to Life

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.

14 responses

  1. I have said the same thing myself many times, snow+cold+wet+physical activity just doesn’t do it for me and I have NO desire to ever try to ski or snow board and yet I married an ex snow boarder too haha
    SO GOOD ON YOU!! yay!

    1. The Atlas just about collapsed with surprise!

  2. I try and think of that old theatre sports saying: “Yes, lets!” I wouldn’t mind learning how you did that cool photo montage… that could be something I say yes to.

    1. go to the website picmonkey and you don’t need any more than that – VERY user friendly and free and just save back to your own comp at the end

  3. I am very proud of you and it makes me happy to see how happy the Atlas and the boys are. xx

  4. well done x x x so awesome and so glad to hear you enjoyed it too! Would love to know the story bout the snowboard! how the heck did you break it and not any of your bones too!? or did you!?

    1. used it for a toboggan and it escaped! and crashed into a concrete bunker – expensive ski trip – still it could have been me crashing into the concrete!!

  5. Good for you… I am also not a physical sports fan (don’t mind watching it), nor a snow fan either :-)!

    1. me too I am the opposite of a sports fan!

  6. You are a fantastic mother and a wonderful friend xxx
    Big love to you all

    1. Cat you are SO generous!

  7. Jealous much!!!! What a beautiful place to go!!!

    1. yeah it is stunning – and a real treat to escape as a family

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