I have decided to put aside my skepticism and try this whole resolution thing. I don’t know if it will work for me, but hopefully by putting them out there for the world to see, I will feel a tiny bit more accountable for them. So without further ado, my 2013 resolutions!
This is the most important resolution to me, and therefore is at the top of the list. I don’t know how I will make it work, with my commute and long work hours, but I am going to do my best. I never planned on being a mother, but I am one now and I don’t want to be mediocre!
This goes right along with the previous one and has the same roadblocks. Even if we do not have family dinner together on weeknights, there is no reason that we can’t have more meals together on the weekends. Another part of this one is to cook more at home. I feel guilty about how much pre-prepared food that we eat in our house. I hate cooking and I rarely do cook, but I think I can take on weekend cooking duties in an effort to make this happen.
Our main excuse for not cooking a family meal. We need to get over our hatred of doing the dishes. These are my resolutions but this one has a very strong WE attached to it. I really hate doing the dishes, and so does J, so we need to work together and find solidarity in our misery. Seriously, I cannot describe my hatred of doing the dishes. Cleaning the bathroom is more tolerable.
Last year we took L to most of the common places to visit in our area and we found that he did not care all that much about them. He was 1, I can’t really blame him. Now that he is a smidge older, we can start to take him to places and teach him about new things. I am already planning on going to the petting zoo, a children’s museum, and a small amusement park that has toddler friendly rides. I want him to have experiences outside of home and daycare. If I can not spend much time with my family, I want it to be quality time where we make memories together.
And finally, to get out of my daily rut-tine. This could manifest as a mental expansion or a physical one (hopefully not one of my waistline). As part of this one, I am resolved to blog every day. I have been able to for the first 5 days of this year *high-five to me* and I feel good about making it through the month successfully.
There are my resolutions. I will keep you (if there is anyone there . . . Bueller?) posted on how it is going. I could make a much longer list, but I think 5 are plenty for me, a resolution rookie.