My sons and I just watched 'Yes Man' on TV. Starring Jim Carey and Zooey Deschanel, about a guy who challenges himself to say "yes" to everything. We loved it because it's funny and has a very positive ending. It has already influenced Russell to be enthusiastic and he has been saying yes so far!
When I asked him to buy dinner for himself and Jonah, he said Yes without hesitation!
When I asked him to go shower, he said yes!
When I asked Jonah to throw the trash they left behind after dinner, Russell jumped in to say he'll do it!
Then he asked me if there's anything else I would like him to do. Messy bedroom? Yes, he went straight to tidy it up.
Ok, ok, you might ask so what's so special about that? It's for himself anyway right? Well, Russell has a habit of dragging his feet whenever he's told to do things. Or find excuses not to follow through... So I was rather happy about his enthusiasm until he popped the question...
"Can I play PS3?" LOL...I knew there was something up his sleeves! It's the June school holidays so I said yes. As I was walking to my room I overheard him telling Jonah that good things do happen to people who are positive. He's kind of right because of his earlier enthusiasm, it lightened my mood to say yes to his request.