22 December 2011

Christmas Resolution

Okay, so I know it's tradition to make New Year's Resolutions.  Well, I've never done that.  I probably won't start now.  I mean, honestly, a whole year?  Sometimes it's hard for me to stick with things for a day, let alone a whole year.

But, I do feel it might be worth my energy to craft a few resolutions for this weekend.  Tonight, I will be traveling to my in-laws - gods give me strength.

Resolution #1: I resolve not to overeat.  And if I do, let me glut on carrot sticks and fruit, instead of cookies, candy, and Chex party mix.

Resolution #2: I resolve to keep my immediate family at the forefront of all doings this weekend, as opposed to the "the whole, entire family" mindset.  If we get bored, we'll play a game, take a walk, go for a ride, etc....without anyone else, if need be.  There's no reason why we should limit ourselves when all Grandpa wants to do is nap on the couch or the men want to go pheasant hunting.

Resolution #3: There were two scenarios last year in which I felt quite put out (both of them on my oldest child's behalf).  I resolve this year to either A: get over it and move to Resolution #2 or B: take action, say something and be done with it.  I won't swallow it, push it down, just to let it fester bitterly over a year's time.

There.  That seems doable.

1 comment:

  1. Ugh, I had to go to the in laws last night. Beings it it is Christmas day, I feel the need to not go into details.

    Needless to say, by the time we left I wanted to slap the taste out of the mouth of my new 13 year old son and strangle my new father in law.

    When I finally got home it was straight shots of whiskey and some down time with the wife, scantily dressed as Mrs Clause.

    Merry Christmas