How did we do with our 2010 resolutions? 12

I know many people would be saying blooming good riddance to 2010 and hello 2011, but in some ways that seems to be doing the year a major disservice, especially as it has been a quarter of Mini’s life to date.  So I am going to just focus on the fact the lows are what makes the highs so spectacular and also say a quiet good bye to lost loved ones.
Cuddle Mummy in the night if I get scared -Maxi
Learn to write my name – Mini
Be a footballer – Maxi
Learn to write mummy’s name – Maxi
Spend less time on the PC – Me
Dance more with a smile on my face – MadDad
Give up my dummies – Mini
Swim a length without armbands – Maxi
Go to swimming lessons – Mini
Learn to Knit – Me
Share and eat lots of chocolate – Maxi
Learn to crochet – Me
Have a weekly family games evening after dinner – all

I have to say I am pretty impressed with the things we managed.  The only ones that we didn’t are the crochet (I tried, I went on a day course and it just hasn’t gone in), the knitting and the dummy.  But hey, I am not going to worry about those at the moment!

So for 2011

The eating chocolate is still on Maxi list – Maxi
Cuddle Mummy on a morning when she wakes up – Maxi
Spend more quality time with my family once January’s out of the way – MadDad
Give up my dummy – Mini
Learn to control my temper – Mini
Be nice to each other – All
Not to shout as much – Me
To focus on me without feeling guilty – Me

I don’t believe that January is the right time for making big changes or resolutions.  Spring seems to be the natural time for bringing in the new to me.  So the more serious and thoughtful changes, goals and aims will be made around Easter time.

12 thoughts on “How did we do with our 2010 resolutions?

  • Surprisedmum

    I recommend the Happy Hooker – for crochet not madad! The stitches have their American names but it’s all easy.

  • Bobo Bun

    Firstly here’s to a Happy New Year for you all. I read back through your posts and was saddened for you for the loss of your mum. My heart goes out to you for all you are feeling right now and will be feeling over the coming months and years. Thankfully you have a lovely family by your side.


  • Denise

    The knitting sounds a good project – I can not knit at all, despite the endless years my mum sat with me, testing her patience to the limit – but for nothing. Perhaps it would be a good thing to learn together – give me a shout if you fancy it.
    Happy New Year, Dxx

  • @jencull

    I am going to take what you said about Spring very seriously because it is a good point and I haven’t even thought about resolutions! Hope 2011 is a great year for you. Jen

  • Kirsty

    They sound like good resolutions, good luck with them all. I think focussing on yourself is very important, you have to value yourself to be able to give properly to everyone else. It’s so hard to do it without feeling guilty though – I’ve realised I even feel guilty washing my own clothes when there are other things in the laundry basket! Maybe I need to try your resolution too!

  • Julie

    Definitely focus on yourself (as well as the family of course) – helping yourself will have the most benefit for everyone.

    I’m with you on not wiping off a whole year and not saying good riddance to it. It just doesn’t seem right. Life goes far too fast to just brush off a whole year – and good things happen in amongst the bad.

    I hoep 2011 is a wondergul year. Juliex

  • Chris at Thinly Spread

    A Happy New Year to all of you from all of us. I am very glad we connected in 2010, you are a lovely new person to have in my life. I don’t make resolutions at new year either. I hope 2011 is kind to you and that you find time to be kind to yourself. Lots of love xxx

  • Jeni Wren

    I also want to learn to knit. I remember trying as a child but I couldn’t cast off, and managed to knit the world’s longest, narrowest scarf as a result. I can’t remember any of it now. Perhaps I should make that one of my resolutions too!

  • Jo Beaufoix

    I’m liking the cuddle bits too. I would love to be a knitter or a crocheter. My Gran used to knit clothes for my Barbie’s and they were so cute. I remember her making them a coat with little matchstick toggles.

    The focusing on you is definitely good, and I really like the idea of not writing off a year too. Much love to you and your beautiful family. Thinking of you.

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