I don't make New Year's Resolutions. The list would be alarmingly long and daunting. There are some days that I can barely manage to feed the kids meals and snacks what with all the fighting and bickering and toys to clean up, so adding one more thing to my "to do" list would put me over the edge and drinking by 9.
However, this year I have resolved to take better care of ME. ME ME ME. Right before 2009 ended I went out TWO DAYS IN A ROW with friends, once for dinner and to see New Moon, and once for lunch and a little shopping at Target and I have to say I was so blissfully happy to be Kristin for those short periods of time. Not Doug's wife or the Mama, but just ME. A me who likes movies and food and friends and books and good lord so many things that I just don't get to do. I know I chose this life~one with a passel of kids with commitments, homework, potty training, etc.~but I also know that eventually those kids will grow up and move onto their own lives and I need to have some of ME around so I'm not a lost wandering soul when that happens.
So, it's resolved that I'm going to take more time for me. I'm not sure yet exactly how that's all going to play out, but I know that I have to do it for myself and my sanity and probably even my marriage. I'm not a good wife or mother if I'm a tired, cranky "woe is me" bitch all the time. A little battery recharge now and then to remember who I was and who I want to be is on tap for 2010.
What about you? One resolution you want to share?