Friday, December 31, 2010

New Years Resolutions

I don't normally make New Years resolutions because I try to keep at improving all year long. This year, however, I have decided to make two. The first one is to buy my girls less. Q and I give ourselves a small weekly allowance that we can spend on anything we like. Q tends to spend his on taking us out to eat and the occasional electronic item or piece of software. I spend mine mostly on the girls (clothing, toys, craft items, etc.) Also, if anyone gives me a gift card, it pretty much goes to something for them also. I have a friend whose grown siblings (in their 30s) still live at home with no jobs. I worry that we give our children so much that they will expect life to just be handed to them. I resolve to do my best help my girls in some way earn the things they want.

The second resolution is to play more World of Warcraft with Q. Our relationship is strongly based on the quality time we spend together particularly as playmates. This includes games, watching movies and shows together, and dancing. I would love to return to going dancing once a week as we used to do what seems ages ago now, but as it is unrealistic for us to be able to do this with three babies (the nerdlet seeming so not a baby sometimes and still so much so), I resolve to play more with my husband.

I was looking at my last post of the 2010's main points and it seems like it was a bad year, but even though the number of high points doesn't seem to come close to the number of lows, it really seemed like a great year. The nerdlet has made so much progress and is turning out to be such a beautiful person. The bear cub is amazing and brings us so much joy. She has made so much progress, too, and seems to have completely blossomed since her heart surgery last December. We have Darth Baby now and she feels like such a perfect piece of our family that it is weird to think of us without her. Q and I are doing great and he still makes me feel so loved and desired. Our lives are incredible and although I could live without any medical worries, difficulties like a burst pipe seem like nothing compared to the blessings we have.

I wish everyone a happy new year and wish you tons of your own blessings.


  1. I like the idea of buying less for the kids. I think I will do the same.

  2. Hmm. I buy very little for my kids, and they're still drowning in *stuff*. It frustrates me to no end, although it's a little better now that they have their own bedrooms. Technically they each receive a weekly allowance, dependent on keeping their rooms and the basement playroom clean, but in practice it doesn't always (often) happen.

    Even three years later, I still miss playing WoW with my husband (who got me into it, after all). But I can't play it at a healthy level; it's either nothing or severe addiction. Not great for life in general, much less child-rearing :P.

    Also, thanks for the lovely comment on my blog! :)