Tuesday, January 4, 2011

By Way of Resolutions...

I'm not a big fan of making New Year's resolutions for myself.  Maybe its because I'm a procrastinator, but the new year always comes and I've yet to even think about goals for the coming year.  I'm still trying to wrap everything up from the previous one.  This year, as in the night of the 1st, I was trying to decide if I had a desire to set myself some resolutions and I think I came up with a much better idea.  This year I'll set resolutions for everyone else which will in turn help me immensely.

For Colby:
   At least one day a week he will do everything I say and even what I don't say.  He will even do so with a smile.  The results will probably even surprise me.

For Marshall:
   Always remember Mom is right.  That way there will be no need for frustration or outbursts... on both our parts.  Let's also add learn to write his name.

For Tyler:
   Practice sharing and decide to be happy with what he has instead of what everyone else has.  Perhaps we all should join him on this one.  Oh yeah, learn a few more words so we can all understand you.

For sugar:
   Stay away for a while.  If you would just leave, I could live without you.

For my sister Megan:
   To spend a minimum of 10 hours a week with me.  The benefits seem obvious...

For my Young Women:
   They will promise to not date until they are 16.  They will promise that even when they do date, they will not date steadily until they are ready to be married.  They will also listen to all of the advice they hear from their leaders and resist the urge to ignore the words of us "old" ladies.

For my dishes:
    Wash themselves.  That would solve a lot of my problems.

For my clients:
   They will always be happy and positive and they'll have just as much fun as I am.  (I've really only dealt with one or two people that weren't this way...)

For our friends that live far away:
    To move a little closer since our work schedules don't always allow us to travel where we would like to.  If that won't work, just call from time to time...  I promise to do the same.

For my checkbook:
    Continually increase in value and decrease in how quickly it empties itself.  It could even create its own money to fill in the voids.

For my waistline:
   Give up all the fat it's hanging on to and learn to live without it.  You know, if it would just be flatter I would no longer need to worry about how similar the measurements of my bust and waist are.  (Sorry if that made any of you uncomfortable.  You're welcome if it made you feel like you're not the only one.)

For the sisters I visit teach:
   How about you all move into the same house (two of them already do...) and we'll just stop by at a time you're all home.  Dinner time sounds convenient...

Speaking of dinner:
   Let's make a deal.  You (dinner) be less of an afterthought and I'll make sure to fill you with all kinds of nutrition and deliciousness.  ALSO... as often as I love to eat out, how about each of my favorite restaurants donate gift cards to my family even if its just one place per week.  I think we'd all quite enjoy that.

For that unfinished baby blanket that is still in the closet:
  I got you mostly put together before Tyler ever turned a month old.  You're sitting really close to the sewing machine.  How about you two make friends and take care of the rest.

It seems like the other night I could think of all kinds of other people that would benefit from making it to this list, but I can't remember them right now.  Sometimes I really hate it that my best ideas come to me in the middle of the night or while I'm in the shower.  In this case it was both of those combined...  

Anywho.  I'd love to hear what you guys would add to my list.


  1. I would like my checkbook and dinners and children to make similar resolutions.