Each year, thousands of children across the country and around the world sit down to watch their favorite movie on a Saturday afternoon. This is known as "Movie Date" or "TV Show Date." This is when the family goes to the local television or video store to purchase movies and pay any extra costs for a babysitter or driver. This yearly ritual is great for the parents and it makes the kids return to the house with a smile on their face. Unfortunately, this doesn't always work out the way it is planned.
Each year, Allison and Carlos have made plans to have their children "date" their favorite movies on Yes Day. Each year, the date is set before the movie comes out, so the kids are in place for at least a week before the movie comes out. The best days to send the kids to the video store or the internet are during the weekdays after school, or on a Sunday afternoon after church. Always feeling like they need to say "yes" to their children, Allison and Carlos deliberately set up their day so that the children get all of the attention on the day they are supposed to be watching their movies. The result is a day filled with constant squabbles, as people try desperately to be there for the kids. They miss Yes Day because their own Yes Day is always just around the corner.
The first day of Yes Day was the first time the kids had ever been home all week. They were excited but a little nervous because they hadn't really been doing anything all week. It was the first time that the girls had seen their mommy's face light up like she did every time they came home from school. The boys were excited, but a little intimidated because they hadn't actually planned a movie night. All three of them piled into the family car and headed over to Mommy's house.
Yes, it was really good to see Mommy's smile again. She welcomed the babysitters, who were amazingly kind and patient with the children. Watching movies in mom's house felt like an adventure, and the kids got excited when someone from their school brought them over.
The babysitter arrived quickly and parked right in front of the couch. She wore a cute little outfit and sat down right in front of the couch. Before long, the other two kids arrived and chatted with the sitter while they watched the movie. After about an hour has passed, the babysitter was cleaning up her messy clothes when a voice came from the back door. "Mama, come home!" was the muffled voice of one of the babysitters.
Everyone was so happy. Yes, it was a long day for the babysitters, but they had made Yes Day fun for the kids. They felt special and loved. The day was wonderful! When they went to school the next day, their teachers were so impressed with how nice everyone had been that they gave the sitters certificates as a reward.