It’s that time again! New Year’s Resolutions. I love it. This might be my favorite holiday because it’s all about dreams. goals. follow through. all very important things. This year, I’m taking a new approach to making resolutions. Usually, I try to improve on my job performance as a mother, this year, the kids can make do with the mother they have and my only goal as far as parenting is to not sell the little jerks on e-bay. I do have some wishes for them that I gave to the crumb diaries for her post Our 2013 Wishes… but my focus isn’t on them. It’s on me.
I’m hoping the boys learn from watching. I’m hoping when the time comes for them to figure out how to raise their kids and take care of their families that they remember to do for themselves, too. Flight attendants will tell you to put the oxygen mask on yourself before trying to help others and there’s a good reason for that. If you don’t take care of yourself first, you aren’t going to be in any shape to take care of anyone else. How much good will you be to your child if you crash and burn? Do you know your child will imitate you in their own relationships? Do you want them to take on so much stress and pressure that they crash and burn because they didn’t want to be so “selfish” as to meet their own needs? And, how can I shove socialization down their little throats if I don’t do it myself? Lead by example, right?
Children aside, I deserve to be happy with my life. with my friends. with my husband. with my children. I deserve to have a bit of fun with them. I planted the seeds, harvested the wheat, ground the flour, and baked the bread. I did all of the work and I’m going to eat the bread. Isn’t that the purpose in the work?
So, my resolution for this year is to be a little more selfish. to take more time for me. to do the things I like to do. to win friends and influence people 😉
What are some of your New Year’s Resolutions?