A few weeks ago, Ayva was getting ready to go away for a week with my in-laws. I had a crazy migraine, was super exhausted, and had about 10 minutes to get her clothes packed, get myself dressed, and get out the door. The good thing is that Ayva was already dressed, and was out of the way picking out the toys that she was going to take in the other room. Right before I jumped in the shower, I heard a loud, “Uh oh”. Annoyed, I called out, “What happened?” Ayva replied, “I had an accident.” She had wet her pants. Now, Ayva is not prone to accidents. In fact, she’s never even wet the bed, even when she was new to being potty-trained. At 4 years old, it certainly wasn’t something I was expecting to hear from her, and that morning, there was absolutely no time for it. Instead of flipping out and being impatient, though, I stopped. I sighed and just accepted that we were going to be a little late, and it was okay.
I’m glad I took that second, too. When I walked in the living room where she had her accident, I discovered that Ayva had started packing her snacks for the trip. She had put trail mix and cookies in little bags, filled up her water bottle, and was putting everything in her lunchbox to take with her. Basically, my baby girl was trying to help me out, and in her excitement didn’t realize she needed to go to the bathroom until it was too late. If I would have lost it and yelled at Ayva or made her feel bad for having an accident when we were running late, I’m sure that would have made her feel terrible when she was taking initiative and being a big girl.
Say Yes To Less
Working full-time, being a wife and a mom…sometimes, I get overwhelmed. As a result, I can get impatient and everyday situations, things that really aren’t that big of a deal, get blown out of proportion. Ayva’s little accident was no big deal, and by reacting in an understanding and patient way, we were able to get out of the house just a few minutes late…and with no hurt feelings. That’s exactly the reason that I pledged to say yes to less negativity and having more patience in everyday situations with the Say Yes to Less campaign. Little Remedies® is encouraging folks to adopt the same philosophy that they have for their products. You see, Little Remedies® products have less artificial ingredients, and they strive to give children everything they need and nothing that they don’t. They want our families to live that way, too, so they’ve started the Say Yes To Less campaign.
With the Say Yes To Less campaign, you can pledge to say yes to less sugar, distractions, waste, or negativity. With every new pledge, Little Remedies® will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish® up to $100,000. That’s not all, though. When you check in, you can earn badges that will help you to earn coupons for Little Remedies® products. Check in 30 consecutive days from now until 2/16/14, and you will be entered to win a $2,500 529 Plan. Little Remedies will even send you a daily check-in reminder. Not only is taking the pledge serving as a little accountability for me, the daily email reminder helps me to keep patience and positivity as a priority.
Say Yes to Less Artificial Ingredients
After you take the pledge,and start checking in, you’ll earn coupons for great Little Remedies® products. Their products are free from artificial colors, artificial flavors and alcohol. The Honey Elixir is dye and gluten free, and helps to soothe coughs naturally. If you pledge to say yes to less sugar for your family, you don’t have to worry about Little Remedies® break your pledge.
Say Yes to Less Fear – The Bumpus Family Story
One family that helps to bring the Say Yes To Less pledge to live is the Bumpus family. Their story will inspire you to say yes to less fear, and you’ll be cheering and crying by the end of this video.
Take the Pledge
It’s easy to take the Say Yes to Less Pledge:
1. Sign up with Facebook and confirm your email address.
2. Take the pledge.
3. Check in daily. You can earn coupons, and be eligible to win a $2500 529 Plan.
Remember that for every pledge, Little Remedies® will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish® up to $100,000. Let me know what you are saying less to!