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April 17th, 2009, 10:43 PM
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I think I started something terrible...LOL

I heard someone say something today about a "yes" jar for kids..and when they said "no" to something - but it wasn't an absolute no - just a "not right now" kind of no - they gave the kids the option of putting it into a "yes" jar. Then they designated a certain day to take a slip from the "yes" jar & cash it in...

So I am telling my niece we are going to start this.

Her first question was..."Will you go skydiving with me?"
That isn't the kind of "no" I had in mind....

So now I am researching where we can go when our "yes" day finally arrives & I *think* I found a place I can do it an hour from home for $100 each as a tandem jump. Maybe this will be her graduation present....it is coming up at the end of May. Oy. I have always said I would like to do this..but I am not sure I have the guts. I get nervous flying & usually take benadryll to help me sleep & curb my motion sickness.

I am hoping the yes jar is easier with Jonah.
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April 17th, 2009, 11:00 PM
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Oh no, I'd be freaked out... that is definitely something that would NOT be put into the yes jar for me! LOL It would be a definite NO NO NO. I am so scared of heights, and don't know why anyone would want to jump out of a perfectly good plane LOL

I hope you have fun, I know a lot of people who have done it and said that it is an experience they are glad they've had.

And the idea of a "yes" jar is pretty clever! What do you do if it gets too full??? I guess that is when it is time to evaluate the number of times you say "no"
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April 18th, 2009, 10:18 AM
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I'd have to have incontinence pants on because I think i'd be so scared I'd wet myself.
Dh has done it though, ex army so he had to, and he thought it was brilliant, its just the hiking about with a pack and listening to orders he couldnt stand.
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April 18th, 2009, 04:55 PM
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lol, what did you do?

I think it would be fun. I would be really nervous, but it's something I'd like to do someday.
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April 18th, 2009, 05:17 PM
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oooh holy cow no thank you! lol

have fun
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