Well here it is a new year, new chapter, new season basically…HAPPY 2013!
This is the time of year we have all our resolutions COME and GO all within days, minutes, hours.
I will not care about weight. 13 Oreos later, the guilt, the icky feeling sinks in. I will never be in a swimsuit again. I am a loser…etc…only to reach for another.
I will not drink another drink for a while, had to many during the holidays…13 hours later a friend stops by whom you have not seen during the holiday season – you think…come on, I did not have one with HER, so I must indulge in one glass of wine (x4).
I will not buy one more thing, this season was costly. 13 minutes after the kids are in bed, you find a cookbook, a must have Mascara, and one little Lego man your kid has been looking for – all online…next thing you know you have hit submit.
I will make sure to send birthday cards this year. Acknowledge the loved ones I have and their special days. You realize on day two, 13 minutes into Facebook – you have already missed someone special (via Facebook none the less)…you realize your still a shumuck.
I will get all laundry folded and put away asap. 13 trips to the basement, your fourth load is going and as you pull some stuff from the dryer and you think…why make the trip up now, that other stuff will be done soon, meanwhile adding a fifth ( I have two set of washers THANK GOSH), then a sixth and yes you have it all folded but just on the wash room table. Now the piles are to big to want to carry up.
I will not be petty and let people get to me. You realize you want to explode at just the sound of a person’s voice, and it was just from an email. Lost that one 13 minutes after being on your computer.
I will keep my cool with my kids all the time. 13 minutes after handing them markers and reminding them that you only write on paper, one comes to you and says that they saw another just write on a wall in the hallway. Your head feels like it is going to explode…you do okay though.
I figure my list could go on and on. What I say to myself is: that instead of stead fast resolutions that I should be telling myself: Just try again – starting now, and again in 13 minutes. Just trying is just as hard at times. Just try to understand someone you don’t like, try to get why a kid would want to write on a wall – it is a large canvas, just try to make a healthier meal – maybe with a new cookbook.
It is really is all we can ask, Do the best we can do, and sometimes it will boil down to you smiling to yourself as you dunk your OREO in the best WINE you have.
2013 – ChEeRs!