Like lots of other people I sort of make resolutions. They are the same pretty much every single year.
-Be a better wife and mother. Not that I think I'm all that bad, but I'm sure I could do better. I am more present than most parents I know, but I'd like to have more patience and understanding with Maggie & Ellie.
As far as being a better wife goes, I'd like to nag less and do more special things for my husband. I'd also like for him to realize that a lot of men do not come home to a home-cooked meal in a clean house and always have clean clothes to wear. I take out the trash 95% of the time too. I don't mow the yard a lot because of my asthma, but the other household chores are all mine.
-Lose weight and be in better health. You can stop laughing, I know that everyone says this. I'm at me pre-pregnancy weight...pre-Ellie weight, that is. I want to be at my pre-Maggie weight. I've already started an exercise plan (The 30 Day Shred)and I'm going to try and start some sort of diet plan next week. Going to a gym really isn't an option for me since there's not one in our small town and I have two small children. It just wouldn't be time or cost efficient for us as a family for me to drive 30 minutes to go to Big Daddy's gym or 15 minutes to a gym in The Muffin's preschool town. After warm weather comes again. we'll also start family walks in the evening.
This year, I'll also be adding a few other resolutions..
-Brush Ellie's teeth more often. This one is embarassing to admit, but I don't brush Ellie's two teeth twice a day. I had no problem brushing The Muffin's gums before she had teeth, but Ellie has two teeth and I neglect them. I'm so sorry Baby Ellie.
-Make a decision on a few private things. They are private things so I won't elaborate.
-Wash the cars more often. It was so easy to keep all of our cars clean before I had two kids! There are three cars, two kids and one me. I'm hoping that I'll do a better job of at least keeping the family SUV clean when it gets warmer.
-Have regular dates with Big Daddy. Having date nights was on our "positive" list for moving closer to my family. Even though we didn't get my family to babysit The Muffin all that much, it isn't as easy to ask when you have two. Add in the fact that we like to spend our free time together as a family and that equals not a lot of dates.
-Find more joy in everyday life. I read Pete's blog everyday and this post really spoke to me.
Feel free to check in on me and ask me if I'm keeping my resolutions