Checking In With the Sisters – Learning to Say “NO”

by Lolli

Lolli here…

What is it about so many of us women that makes us think that we can and should say yes to everything that everyone asks of us? I had to laugh out loud when I heard Heather’s name for the condition: “chronic I-don’t-want-to-make-waves syndrome.” This is exactly what has been ailing me for so many years. Heather’s post on our sister site, 5 Minutes for Special Needs, was the perfect thought-provoking article for me to read this week.

How about you? Do you have a hard time saying no?

Learning to Say “NO!”

I have a problem.

I have chronic I-don’t-want-to-make-waves syndrome.

I don’t say no.

We live in Orlando. Orlando, the place where 30 bazillion vacationers come each year to pay homage to the Mouse, watch of a giant whale who can do flips, and visit the wizarding world that J.K. Rowling built.

So, once a month or so, we hear from friends and family who just happen to be popping in to town for a week of non-stop action. They want to squeeze in a quick visit or have a bite to eat. A lot of times, I’ve just said, “OK, what day is good for you” without a second thought, because I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings. Or maybe I don’t want to be perceived as a hermit?

The thing is, we are….

Finish reading this post….
Written by 5 Minutes for Mom writer, Lolli. You can find Lolli blogging at Better in Bulk and tweeting at @1momof5.

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Lolli is a busy mother of five kids, ranging in age from 8 to 16, photographer, and author of Better in Bulk. Her blog has a little bit of everything – parenting, life in a large family and photography with a central tie-in: Bringing moms together to learn, connect, and enjoy life. Connect with Lolli on Twitter (@1momof5) and on Facebook.

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