**Of course "resolutioning" is a word. My spell checker just doesn't know what it's talking about. It's a word. I made it up just now.

I don't like making New Year's Resolutions. I don't think I've ever made a serious one and attempted in the slightest to keep it. I'm a procrastinator and would way rather not set myself up for that kind of failure!


After some dragging of my feet and rolling of my eyes...

I guess I'll turn my gaze inward and see if I can find anything that needs work or change. This will be hard because I'm pretty close to perfect! ;-)

I really need to stop yelling. If this were a meeting I would be standing up and saying "Hello, my name is Robin and I'm a yeller." I yell a lot. Not even angry yelling all the time. Just yelling. Loud talking. My husband is constantly telling me to stop yelling even when I don't think that I am yelling. I yell at the kids to stop yelling at me from their rooms. Really? How freaking confusing am I as a mom? The thing is, I know I yell. I know it's terrible. I know I hate it and so does my family. I know that the reason my kids yell is because their insane mom yells. A lot of my yelling is from straight up old-fashioned impatience. Oh, my impatience. But, that's for a different resolution. I can't say I'll do wonderfully at nixing the yelling. I can't say I'll make it very long without yelling. I will say that I really would like to stop doing it. And, since I'm blogging more these days, maybe I'll use the blog as my outlet to chronicle my journey in my anti-yelling resolution.

So, Resolution #1- Stop yelling. (or at least cut down on it!) This will be hard and if anyone out there has any tips or advice or can commiserate with me...please feel free!

As I already said, I'm impatient. Seriously, hurry up with your reading of this post! Just kidding. But, I am very impatient. And, how can I possibly ask my children to "Wait just one gosh darn minute" if I can't wait just a moment for them? Or for anything else for that matter! I really and truly have no idea how to become more patient but, this year seems to be a good one to start trying.

Resolution #2 - Be more patient.

I also have a problem of getting all irked over things that really aren't that big of a deal. I'm cringing and biting my lip because I just looked over at the living room where my hubby and kids are and have seen that the children have dumped a pile of stuffed animals on the floor. In my mind I'm imagining that if it looks like that here then what in the world must their rooms look like. The rooms that I just cleaned a little bit ago. Now, my husband would tell me that it's not a big deal. They are being kids. They are having fun. It is easily cleaned. Why I can't have that laid back attitude, I do not know. I want it though. I want to stop sweating the small stuff. Instead of freaking out about a mess I want to get down there and play and make the mess with them. Because, let's face it, that's what it's all about.

Resolution #3 - Relax and stop sweating the small stuff.

I'm sure that a resolution to stop procrastinating would be great but, I'll do that later!

So, those are the current resolutions. I'd really like to do these three, even if I don't add any others. Sure I'd like to be more active and do more things but, these three resolutions would really make home life happier for all four of us and that's a wonderful gift for myself and my family. I will try. Ok, how about this...

Resolution #4 - Try as hard as I can to fulfill Resolutions 1-3.

There. Done and done.

Happy New Year!!