"" Three Ladies and a Dad: Resolutions.

Friday, January 2, 2009


At dinner last night, I talked about resolutions with the girls. After explaining what it meant, they decided to make a few themselves.

For a while now, the biggest struggle of mine is coming home. It should feel like a sanctuary and my mind does nothing but race the minute I walk in the door at 4:00 every afternoon.

"Girls, put your shoes up. Put your coats away. Is it really that hard?"

The girls' "revolution" (as they pronounced it) was to pick up for 15 minutes every day, as soon as we get home. This is something I have tried to get them to do. Set the timer on the stove for 15 minutes and everyone pick up. You will be amazed at what all you will be able to do. I feel like we could all have so much fun, if they would just listen.

Also, the promised to be nicer to each other.

Story time:

For Christmas, Zoa got a Leapster 2 from Santa. The next day, she felt she should clean it was BODY SPRAY. Ruined. Water damage. After extensive surgery on the Leapster, it was revived. But, before we found out is was going to pull through, Macie said she would save up her allowance to buy her one.

How flippin' sweet is that? I was so proud.

But, yeah, we will see how long the 15 minute pick up time will last. I'm crossing my fingers!

Did you make resolutions this year?


Jennifer said...

Aww that is so sweet!!

Anonymous said...

I'll bet once they start with the fifteen minute "revolution" they WILL enjoy it. That's a very good choice; it will make coming home much nicer for everyone.
And the body wash? Oh... I think THAT'S cute :)

Mrs_Scotsman said...

My resolution is to goto the gym everyday - even if it is walking on the treadmill for 30 minutes. 3/3 days so far!

April said...

So what happened with all the recipes and the coupons?? Just thought I would ask ;)

Sarah said...

What a sweet gesture from her sister! I love it!