Thursday, January 5, 2012

Resolutions my Daughter Made for Me

I'm not a big resolution-maker. My resolutions would basically be the same every year. Eat better, exercise more, etc. Not very interesting. So I thought I'd jazz it up a little.

For Writer's Workshop today, I chose the prompt: "What are your New Year's Resolutions for 2012." But I added a twist, inspired by Traci over at Sellabit Mum.

New Year's Resolutions that my 13 year-old daughter made for me:

1. Go to the gym with Dad and stick with it. (OK, there's the obligatory exercise resolution.)

2. Pay my daughter's allowance on time. (I could be better at this.)

3. Write more. (Excellent idea. Of course, I can't drive her everywhere if I'm writing more.)

4. Don't complain so much. (Moi? I never complain.)

5. Try not to speak when we're in public. (What the . . . ? Now that's classic from a 13 year-old.)

What resolutions would your kids make for you?

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  1. It is so nice to have a teenager around to make resolutions for you. You work in a book store, what a great place to work. I, however, would get nothing done and soon would be fired! I love your blog and plan to follow.

  2. Great idea to let your daughter write your list! I hope you live up to all her expectations, lol.

  3. That last one cracks me up! Typical teen!

    1. I love: Don't speak in public.

      I have a 14 year old boy and about a year ago we were arriving somewhere and my little girls were being a little crazy. He told them, "please stop! I have a reputation to uphold." I shouldn't have laughed...when did he realize what a reputation was? Too funny.

    2. I love that! "I have a reputation to uphold." I know we shouldn't laugh, but it's really hard not to:)