It's That Time Again!

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Ahhh…New Years Day is finally here! Welcome 2009! I will be writing “2008” until April, because that is how long it takes me to switch over, but I do love the feeling of January 1st. It just feels like a fresh start, a clean slate, a new starting point.  My husband and I have been working on organizing our house today, and I was mentally writing a sappy post about how wonderful 2008 was *sniff sniff.*

However, when my fingers hit the keyboard, I decided to go in a different direction. We moms tend to take ourselves a bit too seriously at times, and rarely cut ourselves any slack. We can be harder on ourselves than anyone else, so I thought I would like to start the new year off with a little levity. Please comment away on this one…I think it will be a good exercise for all of us to do!

I Resolve…

* to not freak out if my kids sleep in/skip a nap/ go to bed late/ take an extra nap…twin schedule be damned!

* to not feel guilty for taking my kids to the pediatrician’s AGAIN, only to be told that it is just a virus and will run its course

* to not feel so grossed out by snot, boogers and other nose items

* to not obsess so much about my toddlers food choices and intake

* to let them lick the spoon when I am baking

* to let them help me bake once in a while!

* to quit beating myself up over the organic vs. conventional food debate

* to take my toddlers someplace…by myself…without a stroller or shopping cart

* to laugh more, play on the floor more, wrestle, fingerpaint and make messes with my kids

* to continue teaching my kids daily without obsessing about development and genius IQ’s

* to have even more fun being a MoM and wife

Okay, your turn!

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6 thoughts on “It's That Time Again!”

  1. The first time I took the boys somewhere without a stroller by myself was VERY liberating.

    I resolve not to:

    * worry one bit about Alex’s speech bc he really does talk in full sentences

    * censor myself on my blog because I feel like I’m complaining too much

    * get on Jon’s case for eating “the kids’ snacks”

    * think I’m lazy when I take a nap on the weekends during the boys’ nap

    * beat myself up for not being perfect when I am so very truly happy

    Happy New Year

  2. Great post!

    I resolve not to:

    *obsess about cleaning my house and being the perfect home manager.

    *beat myself up for my post baby body (almost 2 years post) but to work towards change mixed in with some grace.

    *worry about how quickly the time is going and how fast the boys are growing up but instead to cherish each moment.

    *see exercise as a punishment but as something that is good for me and will make me feel better.

    *let “Mommy guilt” get the best of me.

    hmm I am drawing a blank. I am pretty sure I will come up with a bunch once I submit my comment but at least this got me thinking about it. :)

  3. It’s funny how everyone has different resolutions. Sadly, I have already let my kids enjoy raw cookie dough, although I will deny it to my pediatrician. Mine?

    1. Enjoy my kids more. Have more patience. Understand toddlers.

    2. Get them on a better schedule. This means no more 5:30am wake-ups. Too early for all of us.

    3. Be less stressed. With this in mind, I just took on a new class to teach. Ooops. It’s a work in progress.

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