The Problem With New Year's Resolutions
I have a problem with New Year's resolutions. You would think that the problem is keeping them or making attainable goals. Nope- with me the problem is that I can only make them for myself. Wouldn't life be better if you could pick resolutions for other people?
I decided to write some resolutions for others...
For my husband, Aaron- I resolve to always take my dirty, filthy boots off before I enter the house. I also resolve not to use every pot we own when I am making dinner. Since I don't want my wife to drown, I resolve to always put down the toilet seat.
For my daughter, Sydney- I resolve to do all of my homework this year without complaining. I also resolve to listen to my parents the first time they ask me to do something. Since my mom is awesome, I will tell her that she is the best mom everyday.
For my son, Lucas- I resolve to no longer use diapers and to only use the potty. I also resolve to chew my food and swallow it. I will no longer hoard my dinner for hours in my cheeks. Since I wouldn't want my mom to work any harder than she already does, I will not spit my milk in to my toys this year.
For my daughter Ella- I resolve to sleep at least 10 hours every night during 2013.
For my neighbor- I resolve to quit smoking so that my neighbors no longer have to smell my second hand smoke as it wafts up to their windows.
For President Obama- I resolve to value human life.
For the people I always end up behind on the highway- I resolve to avoid the left lane and drive in the right lane where I belong.
For all of the other women out there- I vow to gain weight so that Amy Delmanto will look skinny in comparison.
I could go on all year writing resolutions for others. It is much, much harder to write them for myself.