Jan 20, 2009

New Year's Resolutions?

Around this time of year there are so many New Year's resolutions. The biggest trend is weight loss, of course. Oprah is really kick starting that whole thing. Many that we hear are: to blog more, shop less, get projects finished, eat less chocolate, drink less soda, spend more time with the kids, etc... The list goes on. I thought to myself, this could be a good thing, I should make some resolutions of my own! I have only made one and that was about 12 years ago or so, it was to not drink caffeinated sodas anymore. I thought I would go with something a little easier, but good for the body and the soul. I never really liked caffeine anyway, so this was easy to do. My advice is to make them easier. Then you aren't sitting there in June crying over your third bowl of ice cream because you were sad about not losing that 30lbs. I make my resolutions so easy that I don't even have to stress or worry much. My last drink was 12 years ago! Yay me!
Now onto my current resolutions. I will do my best to not give birth or be pregnant at all this whole year. I haven't done this yet since I got married, so it's going to be tough. I know I said go easy with your resolutions, but I just have to do this one for the sake of the economy and my sanity. I won't be able to claim another child on our tax return next year, you know that's part of the fun of this whole thing. Dang! Maybe I will have to revise that one... No, no. I am learning that I have a real addiction here. I really should go to rehab. I will add that to my resolutions. Go to the same rehab that Lindsey Lohan went to so that I won't have to be too far from home.
I will eat about the same as I did last year, so as to not gain weight the entire year! The plan to not give birth or be pregnant this year will really help this whole thing out. Luckily, I don't gain weight from having babies, I stored it up in my high school years so that I didn't have to worry about doing it in my adult years.
I will do my best to keep my two front teeth this whole year. I didn't have them for about a year and a half, so hopefully I am not doomed to be toothless for more than that.
My next resolution is to get either Liam or Gwenie potty trained by the end of the year. I know this isn't great for the economy, but it would be great for the environment. That's right people, I'm going green!! I really think we should make a bet out of this. Not that I should bet, being LDS and all, but maybe it's okay because it's for a good cause. So, I am betting 2 packs of undies on Gwenie. I think you guys should really start placing your bets now. This resolution will be easy I think, at least getting Gwenie potty trained. Liam doesn't even know what he's done in his diaper and when.
If I can think of anymore I will let you know. These are my New Year's resolutions. Remember, everyone, as you think of your resolutions, make them easy. If you rarely shower, then make your resolution to wear deodorant. Then next year you can move up to showering once a week, etc... In fact, I am thinking that I am thinking to big with trying to get Liam potty trained. I really think I should do baby steps. I will have to create a game, "Stinky Diaper, What's Inside?" Then we can work on getting him potty trained before he starts school. And if that doesn't work I will have to thik about more long term goals. I will keep you updated on mine, but share some of yours with me. I can offer some advice if you are aiming too high. Remember, baby steps.


Itty_Bitty_Wittes said...

My resolution is to also not get pregnant this year. Since I already am and will be giving birth quite soon.

Nathan is going to resolute to buy me what ever I want with out saying no. Okay, Okay baby steps.... my couch?

HAHAHAHA - I am betting on Liam just deciding one day when he is 3 years and 11 months that it is time to wear underwear. That is where I am putting my 2 packs of underwear...GO LIAM!

Jennie said...

I love the not being pregnant this year. Spending more time with the baby and losing the weight gained from him will probably be my stereotypical goals this year. But it is my first I can still say that right?

Hannah S said...

wow...I hadn't realized that you really have been pregnant/have a child each year. wow.
the potty training thing....ya, it took all year to train Samuel. Still working on that one. Good luck!

The Halls said...

You should resolve to put up some more pictures of the cutie Rosaline! To us far away it's as if she's not around... :)