When I first heard about Jenifer Garner and the annual 'yes day' she has with her children, my exact thoughts were: "Good for her. Not for me." The concept of a yes day is pretty simple—parents agree to their children's requests for a whole day. When I imagined my own family trying a yes day, I had visions of pure chaos: My home in absolute disarray, my kids tucking into eight-scoop ice cream sundaes, an 11 p.m bedtime and a small fortune spent on toys. Quite frankly, that just felt too stressful. The idea of a yes day seems super cute, and I commend Garner and the other parents out there who have the patience and fortitude to take on this trend. The concept is catching on big time right now, with Garner starring in a movie inspired by the tradition and parents everywhere jumping on the bandwagon. For my own family, thought? It just felt way too daunting. But then I came across a Reddit thread from a mom who gave her 7-year-old son his first yes day, and I can't lie: It made me rethink the whole concept a bit. More than that, it made some really important points about what kids (and their parents) really want. And I'll admit it: I actually can really see the appeal of a yes day—particularly right now, as our kids have been denied so much in the past year. she wrote. "He wanted to play with me and he wanted my undivided attention, and when he got it, he was the happiest I'd seen him in a while." And honestly, just reading that makes me a little bit emotional. I think I'm coming around to this whole yes day idea based on what other mamas have experienced. As parents, we spend so much time saying "no". No to extra screen time, no to extra treats, no to staying up late—and, in this day and age, no to things like playdates or birthday parties or even going going back to in-person school. Maybe our kids need something like this right now. Maybe we need something like this right now, too.