Even though I’ve been parenting for 25 years, I am still learning from my kids. They continue to teach me about what’s really important, and about seizing the moment.
My 19 year old daughter introduced me to the term Y.O.L.O. You. Only. Live. Once. She uses it on me when she wants me to do something spontaneous or fun.
YOLO, Mom, YOLO.
As if that will convince me to do what she wants. But if I stop to think about what she is saying, it often does convince me.
So YOLO is the word that rang through my head when my two daughters said, let’s join the Black Friday crowds and shop through the night!
YOLO, Janis, YOLO.
I will keep telling myself that today as I’m Black Friday shopping, after being up at ridiculous hours.
I’m not a crazy, spontaneous person. But I do know this: the older I get, the more YOLO-ey I become because I realize just how true YOLO is.
So when you’re torn between housework and playing with your kids, or just can’t get up the energy to go to their games, or wonder why you ever agreed to try out that roller coaster ride. Remember YOLO.
I hope you celebrated Black Friday properly with someone you love and remember…there’s always time later for sleeping. But if for some reason, you didn’t join the craziness, the day’s not over, it’s not too late. Go do something fun and crazy with your kids.
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