I never used to go in for new years resolutions but ever since 4yo joined us (and we kissed goodbye to our social life) hubby and I have made a to-do list each new years eve for the year ahead. Sometimes written under the influence of prosecco and G&T’s, although this year I had a glass of red wine and our evening was exceptionally subdued. We didn’t even stay up til 10pm let alone midnight, but were happy it panned out that way at 5:30am on new years morning when the girls woke up for the day.
I’m pleased to report that 4yo is already doing well with her addition to the list. We’ve reinstated her reward chart and have just two metrics on it: go to bed without a fuss, and sleep all night. So far so good! Lets just hope it continues as it will certainly help hubby and I hold on to our sanity this year. Hubs is also doing well, and had an exercise sessions last night which included the girls. It’s really important to him to set a good example health and fitness wise, he gets a lot out of it and the girls love it. He’s also been making a very good effort to stop shouting, which is something I had on my own list last year and am glad I got out of the habit of. It can be so difficult in the face of horrendous behaviour, but from my own experiences I know it only makes things worse.
My own list this year is simple, but also huge and largely depends on what type of baby we get next month. It’s nice to get serious about the project though, as it’s been at the back of my mind for the best part of 15 years now. Hubby bought me a fab book called How to be a Writer for Xmas which I am loving and think will really help me. Even if I don’t manage to publish a book this year, I hope to get the bulk of it actually written. Writing this blog has whet my appetite for writing, and if the words flow then I don’t see why it can’t be achieved. Staying sane might be the trickier thing I need to do!