A Yes Day For Your Child- Yay Or Nay?


Summer is ending, school is right around the corner and we have had a great summer! My husband and I decided to celebrate our six year old daughter’s good behavior and new milestone of going into first grade with a Yes Day! Have you ever heard of a Yes Day? The first time I heard about it was through social media and I thought it was a fun idea!

Here is the concept of Yes Day: It is to reward good behavior, celebrate a milestone/good deed or anything your heart desires. The rules are that whatever your child asks for that day, you say yes! Now obviously it goes without saying that their requests have to be within reason (no same say trip to Hawaii, or really expensive toys!). We were not sure what to expect with our  Yes Day but it turned out to be so much fun! My husband took the day off of work to indulge in Yes Day with us and our daughter surprised us with her simple requests. It was great day to spend quality time together as a family and to makedaughter feel extra special. 

Like I mentioned, I was actually shocked by her simple requests, I was expecting her to ask for the latest gadget or a trip to Disney World. Instead, she truly just enjoyed spending one on one time with us and getting some extra attention.

Here is a brief recap of our day:

She requested a specific breakfast in bed with us, so we obliged!

Breakfast in bed for Yes day!

She asked for a Jojo Siwa doll and a Ninja Warrior cape from Target (reasonable), so we obliged!

Jojo Siwa doll she asked for during Yes Day! 


Nina Warrior Cape!

Another wish she had was to go Rock Climbing, so we took her to a local Children’s play place and let her climb away!

Rock climbing

And last but not least, she asked for dessert before dinner at one of her favorite restaurants. Yes!

Dessert before dinner, yes please!

All in all, Yes Day turned out to be so much fun. Would you do this with  your kids? Do you think it is a good or bad idea? Feel free to share your thoughts!



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Anny is a mommy to two beautiful girls. Sofia is 7 and Olivia is 3 years old. Anny was born in the Dominican Republic and moved to New Jersey with her family when she was 5. She is bilingual and is fluent in Spanish. She has been a Jersey girl most of her life until six years ago when she moved with her husband to Pittsburgh, where he’s originally from. Anny has a career in Recruiting/Human Resources and is currently working as a Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist. Anny strives to find a good work life balance while having two little ones. Anny loves living in Pittsburgh and exploring the city’s Latin culture. She also loves to write and blogging has always been something she has wanted to do! For good laughs, follow Anny’s funny FB page at hotmessmomanny and on Instagram at hotmessmom where she provides comic relief to us moms that are just trying to get through life.