Monday, January 2, 2012

My New Year's Resolutions

I would like to rename resolutions to be called attempts at doing something or being different or just plain crazy talk.

Attempt at change #1 -
I would like to sing more.  I don't mean sing well, I mean just sing.  And preferably this singing will be replacing the constant yelling or PG13 cursing I find myself saying when I am uber frustrated.  I want my kids to remember their childhood by saying to their friends:  "oh yeah, my mom used to start singing songs for no apparent reason.  I think she really likes musicals or something."  When the boys are constantly screaming at each other they will suddenly hear, "I got the moves like Jagger, I got the mooOOOoooooooOOOoOOOooves like Jagger."

Attempt at change #2 -
I would like to blog more.  Not for me but for the fans.  Who am I kidding?  It's for my mom, who actually is my fan so it's a win-win.

Attempt at change #3 -
I would like to take a writing class.  I would also like to take a grammar class that includes but is not limited to: punctuation insertion rules, tenses and how to properly talk or is it speak?  See what I mean?

Attempt at change #4 -
I would like to cut myself some parenting grace.  I am tired of comparing my children to others and compare my parenting to others.  Frankly, I think it's too early for the comparing.  It's when they are adults that we can start to compare.  I really want to be able to say that the hours my children spent watching Phineas and Ferb did not harm their brains.  Why, in fact, they do know how to read and yes, they did get into an Ivy League college but decided to go to college near their parents so their mom could still wash their clothes.  What about your kids???

Attempt at change #5 -
I would like to like people more.  Never mind, I can tell you right now that is not going to happen.

Attempt at change #6 -
I would like to stop being me and be more like you.  Think about that one for a bit.

I am going to leave those attempts at 6.  Six is a good number.  It's even and it's divided by 2 and 3 so yay!!  I hope anyone who reads this has a fantastic year.  Where dreams and wishes come true or is that only in Disney?  Anywho...dream away people!


Kristin said...

No, you are MY hero.

Punctuation, schmunctuation. Use whatever gets your point across. I say the more elipseseees the better.... See...?

I also read your blog so it's me and Judy. Love you!

hutch mom said...

i read your blog lovely! and i want to give myself more of that parenting grace..bring it on!!