Last year I made two resolutions. The first was to get my life more organized. I don't think I completely failed in this. Ticklebug and I took on a few small projects. My favorite was taking apart Bug's closet. The original one just wasn't working for her.
|Bug's closet before.|
|Working on Bug's closet.|
|Bug's closet after.|
|S trying to take me away from my organization project because she's a twatwaffle.|
The second resolution was to show the people I care about that I appreciate them. I don't know how I feel about this now. Sometimes I felt I was doing great and sometimes I felt that I was just a mess. The mixed emotions, I think, come from having expectations. Whenever I did something I was expecting the person to turn around and do something back. I don't want to get wrapped up in thinking about it, it's all water under my bridge. :) I know I still want to do things for people I just know that now I need to adjust my expectations. The knowledge that I did something for someone else should make me happy enough. Prior to the new year I readjusted this goal and so far it's going great.
1. One weekend a month will be dedicated to family oriented adventures that are kiddo focused. We will talk with the girls and figure out what they want to do, not make the decisions for them. I'm sure they don't find pleasure in watching daddy play Call of Duty or having me drag them around DWS looking for heels.
These adventures can be anything from going ice skating, swimming, camping in the living room, etc. We agreed that these adventures can include other families as well, but we want them to be families that we consider extended family.
2. One night a month dedicated to a date night for Ticklebug and me.
Knowing Ticklebug it will probably be me that plans out these dates. I'm okay with that because it gives me the chance to find unique things to do. The idea of doing a dinner and movie over and over can get boring. I want to try something fun that has us engage each other.
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These resolutions have short term and long term goals. Hopefully by the end of 2015 I will say I can account for 12 awesome family adventures and 12 awesome date nights.