My husband hates resolutions. I haven't quite figured out why, but I did get him to commit to a few. I will spare you most of the mundane ones, and just highlight a few.
- Read a book to each child each day. I read somewhere that this is the single best thing you can do for your children as a parent. And last time I checked, their books are pretty simple and fun to read. Easy resolutions are good resolutions.
- Eat a more nutritious diet, including whole grains, whole foods and lots of fruits and veggies. I know this is not very specific. I guess I want it that way. Dan and I both come from the husky swimsuit side of the gene pool. We know that every deck in Las Vegas is stacked against our girls being trim, so we decided to try to help teach them healthy habits. To do that, we need to practice what we preach.
- Connect as a couple at least one night a month. No. Not THAT way. Keep your minds up here on street level. We can't accomplish #5 if that happens. More or less to have a date night where we can be alone, without the kids is the aim of this resolution. We spend so much time working and caring for our monkeys that we often forget to nurture the most important relationship in our lives: our own.
- Keep up on house chores and maintenance. We need a new roof. We are also very tolerant of clutter and dust...almost too tolerant. As it goes now, the only time we really clean is if someone is going to visit. Weekly to bi-weekly would be ideal.
- Read my lips: No new tax deductions. Two kids in sixteen months is enough for us, for now. Maybe we will have more in a few years. Maybe we won't. I just want to get these two out of diapers before I have to start buying Swaddlers again.