It's only January 5th. Not too late for New Years resolutions, right?
Here are a few I came up with, in relation to parenting.
In 2009, I resolve:
To be respectful of my children, rather than just insist they respect me.
To be ever greener in my approach to cleaning and consuming.
To not roll my eyes in my children's direction. Not even once.
To encourage my children to do more for and by themselves.
To read to my children more.
To volunteer in their classrooms a few times a month.
To take Family Walks, like we did when the kids were still stroller bound.
To expose my kids to a charitable undertaking so they can learn how lucky they are.
To save money by not buying Hanna Andersson dresses. Not even on ebay.
To enjoy the time while they are small. Because once it's over, it's over.
To make time for myself so I don't burn out by February.