Dear Kid,

Happy New Year! Wishing you a wonderful, happy, healthy, and prosperous 2016! DearKidLoveMom.comYou may have noticed a wee bit of sarcasm in yesterday’s blog about New Year’s Resolutions and the best way to go about keeping them. You may also have noticed a wee bit of cynicism the day before when I talked about the resolutions I will never ever even attempt to keep.

To be fair, you might have noticed more than a wee drop. (And, as they say, a little goes a long way.)

So (hang onto your hat, kiddo) I decided to take a moment and write some very real and serious resolutions. No joke.

In 2016, I resolve to

  1. Appreciate every moment with the Puppy because I know he won’t be here forever.
  2. Make time to spend with friends—even if we do absolutely nothing when we’re together.
  3. Wear a piece of good jewelry at least once a month. I love my costume jewelry, but every now and then wearing the real thing makes me feel special.
  4. Drink more water and eat less sugar.
  5. Schedule “Date Night” at least once a month.
  6. Pay more attention to people than to technology.
  7. Tell my kids how much I love them and how proud I am of them. Even if they roll their eyes when I tell them.

Love you kiddo. Have a wonderful 2016.

Love, Mom