Family Goals

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Personally, I’m not a big fan of resolutions, diets or reorganizing closets in early January. By this time of the month, I am a bit tired of the pressure, frankly. After the machine of Christmas/holidays and all the work that happens in December, I think it’s high time us moms take a bit of a break.
Besides, I’m too busy managing everyone else’s resolutions in my family! This year we sat the boys down and asked them what their goals were for the year 2010. They are 10 and 12 years old so at first they looked at us kind of funny. Since they love sports, they immediately thought of the teams they want to make and who they want to beat in skiing, track or whatever the sport of the season. Then we asked them about academic goals and personal goals. They were stuck when it came to personal goals, of course. That’s where I was a big help, suggesting that one goal might be to get along with each other, fight and bicker less. I suggested they start by pretending they are friends and every time they speak to each other they have to speak as if they are talking to one of their friends at school. We’ll make it a competition so it will be easier to translate into a measurable goal, with a point system.

We’re four days in so far and it’s been working, but we have a long car ride tomorrow night so we’ll see where it takes us.

Then again, I can just focus on vegetables. Eat some every day.

Closets and diet next month.

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