My Kids’ New Year’s Resolutions

When the ball drops to signal the start of a new year, many of us will resolve to stop smoking, stop eating, start exercising, start being better people, etc. etc. Those are all great cliché resolutions that we can all cut and paste from year to year. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve resolved to do some of those things too. Come January 31st, I’m over it. That is, until next New Year’s Day!

But, I really wish both of my kids could make some resolutions of their own to improve their lives and the lives of those around them, i.e. me. With that said, here are some of things I’m praying the New Year’s fairy will make happen in 2014.

Mommy, I’m going to sleep in my own bed every night. You mean you won’t run into my room at 4 o’clock every morning and nuzzle your head in between my shoulder blades while giving me a good knee jerk in my lower back? Yes, mommy.

Mommy, no more temper tantrums. They’re sooo 2013. You mean you won’t kick and scream like someone is pulling your nails out with a pair of pliers when I tell you we can’t watch Doc McSctuffins for the tenth time today? Yes, mommy.

Mommy, I will really share with my sister and not hit her over the head with a stuffed animal. You mean you’ll do it without me having to yell? Yes, mommy.

Mommy, I’ll go to bed when I’m supposed to and not try to stay up although I can’t even stand up straight. That would just be great. I know mommy, but that one probably isn’t going to happen so don’t get your hopes up!

So, these are just a few things I’m hoping will change when the clock strikes midnight. Only time will tell!

Happy 2014!

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