and then i overheard my husband's resolution. "i really just want to love Jesus more. if i focus on that, i believe the other important stuff in my life will fall into place."
yes. of course. me too, thank you.
so that being said, i know i have some other things that possibly need some attention in my life...
- read good stories (not that lame disney and dora rubbish they smuggle home from the library) to my kids at bedtime instead of counting the seconds until 8:00
- decide on paint color for mason's room. its ridiculous its still pink. we've only lived here for 14 months...
- bathe children more frequently. in the olden days, i know they only bathed once a week before the Good Lord's Day, but it wouldn't kill us to at least throw in one other day of the week (if this is totally disgusting to you, then yes, of course i'm joking)
- mop floor more consistently. do not wait for my 4 year old to say, "mommy, can we please mop today. my feet keep getting so dirty."
- ditto on sliding glass door. "mommy, can you please clean the window. i can't see the backyard."
- try to clean bathrooms more often and not just when company comes over. or at least put a sticky note as to where the toilet paper is stored so they don't have to ask me. again.
- read more classics. and not put important books like dobson's "bringing up girls" or tripps "shepherding a child's heart" on the shelf indefinitely when my dear friend passes along the latest gripping page turner. (that being said, hunger games was completely awesome, and if you have something else that good, please send it my way. immediately. thank you.)
- attempt to clean out minivan more often. if we each carry in 4 items off the floor each trip, it should be looking pretty good by summer.
- spend more time planning fun, creative learning opportunities for my inquisitive children to enrich and expand their lives and spend less time on facebook, blogs, and googling such things as "boot sale."
- drink less coffee. get more sleep.
eat less chocolate. (not gonna happen)
- respond with excitement when i'd rather respond with sarcasm. example: "mom, how about we pack a lunch and get all our sand toys and spend the whole day at the park." will respond with, "that sounds awesome! lets bring a kite, your bikes and a soccer ball!" instead of, "i'd rather rip my own fingernails off."