All of these things are so very true for the ones I love. There are times I have not been a great friend. Feelings are HUGE with me. I went through a time in my life when friends weren’t that important and I learned hard lessons about just how important they truly are. And I’ve made an effort to show those that I love just how much I care. I’m not afraid of getting hurt by friends anymore. That’s for the old insecure me. I don’t expect anything in return other than your smile, your hug… your friendship.
I couldn’t agree more!
- Stop using yelling as your go to parenting tool.
- Meals – plan them – every week – prepare for them – and make them as healthy as can be. Incorporate more soups/crockpot stuff for really busy nights or Saturdays.
- Check-ups and appointments – Schedule them and go! Dermatologist, Dentist, Allergy, get your eyes checked THIS YEAR!!!!
- Spend 1-1 time with each of the boys – work on a plan here. Waylon likes to help cook. Let him.
- You HAVE to get better in the mornings. HAVE TO, HAVE TO, HAVE TO, have to! Fix your lunch the night before and don’t forget it. Work on making a breakfast the night before as well. Have everyone help in the kitchen the night before to allow time for morning prep.
- Give the boys more chores especially if they want game time.
- Work – FOCUS. Find your creativity again and reinsert yourself.
- Running/working out – compete in something each month once Spring hits. HAVE FUN and step back when it becomes too much. ENJOY IT!!! Ultimately I’d love to see a defined 6 pack by vacation!
- Be the kind of wife you would want to have around. Show more appreciation. TREAT him as one of your closest friends – he is your best one after all.
- Keep reading your devotionals but let them sink deeper. Take notes and add a daily prayer no matter how big or how small.
- Keep your friendships important!
Want to share any?
The boys wanted to share theirs:
- Stop playing so much Spiderman
- Focus at school
- Only have 1 girlfriend
- Stop mooning my mom
- Stop peeing all over and leaving that pee pool down at the base of the toilet
- Stop inappropriately pulling my pants down
- Stop saying "balls" so much
- Cut out the cussing
- Stop peeing all over the side of the toilet
- Learn to wipe my own butt
Weston (23 months):
- Take it easy on the meds
- Sing more
- Say "jus a minute" more because my mom thinks it is adorable
- Stop throwing my food all over the floor when I'm done
- stop asking mommy to powder my butt every "biper" change.
Just kidding, I made them all up, but they sure are good ones. Happy New Year!