New Year’s Resolutions

by Heligirl on January 1, 2012

in Beyond Mommyhood,Daily Ramblings

I know, I know, totally overdone post title. But maybe if I go public with them I’ll actually keep with them past say, next Thursday. I think the trick to New Year’s resolutions is to keep the list short and realistic.

With that in mind, here’s my list:

  1. Work with Sweetness at least three times a week on her reading and writing. She’s showing interest and I will make time to encourage her, work with her and help her reach her goals on both.
  2. Read more to Mr. Man. When it was just Sweetness, I had lots of time to read books to her. Not so much with two running around and neither being into hearing a story at the same time. I’ll make time each night to read to Mr. Man, and not just the board books he is used to. I’ll read more stories.
  3. Just say “no” to tall Pumpkin Spice Latte’s with whip. I put on four pounds in December thanks to these. I shall cut down to one a week and make it a skinny, without whip.
  4. Keep up with exercises to strengthen my hip. It is still weak from my fall in September and my back hurts, which means I’m not walking right due to the weakness. I shall do my PT or other strengthening exercise (Wii Fit, bike ride, swim) at least three times a week.
  5. Make more time for just Hubby and me. We’re too focused on doing things with the kids or saving money. This year, now that I’m employed, we can afford childcare and to get away at least once a quarter for at least a night as well as get out to dinner together at least twice a month.
  6. Plan and take a family vacation this summer, with hotels and maybe even airplane tickets. Meaning, visiting relatives doesn’t count.

Well, here’s hoping I can do it. A little bit of everything – investment in the kids, investment in my marriage, investment in my health. Number 6 will take some convincing of Hubby. He’d rather wait until the kids teenagers before traveling thanks to their temperaments, Mr. Man’s need for naps, picky eating, diapers, trouble sleeping away from home, and whatnot. I tried to explain at that age they’ll hate whatever we do because we’re uncool. I’m hoping for a few days in Yellowstone with one of the cabins where the kids will have their own room for naps. Wish me luck.


Susan January 1, 2012 at 5:57 pm

Great resolutions. Best of luck keeping to them. And travelling with the kids definitely will be much easier when Mr. Man is 4 or 5. Have a great 2012!
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January 1, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Thank you my friend. I laid the Yellowstone idea on Hubby today and he actually liked it. He thought the kids might enjoy that a lot with all the animals, geysers, waterfall, etc. I’m getting excited for #6 now!

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