For family home evening last night we talked about resolutions. We each shared one goal that we would like to accomplish that would make us better people.
Red started out by telling us that his goal was to buy every lego set in the whole wide world. He would do so by taking a grown up job for a year and saving all the money. He cares nothing for child labour laws. Having all the legoes in the world would surely make him a better person. After a lot of pressure to think of something smaller and achievable he settled on reading the whole Book of Mormon before his baptism.
Blue took no time at all to think. He and I have been talking for months that in the new year we would work together to help him stop sucking his thumb. Last night when it was his turn to share his goal he immediately said he would stop sucking his thumb this year. So far we’ve been low-key about it, but as I remind him he is quick to remove his thumb and dry it. (“Thumbs up” is a good trigger word for him without drawing the attention of his playmates.)
I informed the family that I would like to walk at least three times a week. This will make my body healthier and it will keep my moods high.
Paul has resolved to take the family on a family vacation. I have a few ideas, and the boys shared some suggestions, but Paul remained mum on locations or timelines, repeating only that his goal was to take the family on a family vacation this year.
As a family we want to be more conscious of our space, and be better at picking up after ourselves. (My part: dishes before I go to bed instead of when I wake up in the morning.)
Here’s to being better people one step at a time! Here’s to a great 2012!