struggling with your New Year’s resolutions? consider outsourcing!

I enjoy making New Year’s resolutions, but gosh! This December 31st has sneaked up on me somehow, and I am caught unprepared.

Therefore, you can imagine how nice it was this morning to have an eight-year-old thoughtful enough to make all our New Year’s resolutions FOR us.


“D” is “Dad,” of course, and what should he forswear in 2013? “Blowing his nose at the dinner table.” (I can’t say any of the rest of us LOVE that habit, but it drives Seamus absolutely bonkers.)

“C” is older brother Connor, who should concentrate on “leaving each other alone.” (Truer words were never spoken.)

“M” is for younger sister Maggie, who for 2013 will work on “not sn-iff-le-ing.” (She’s had a bit of a cold.)

“M,” in this impressively complicated schematic, is also for “Mom.” What’s my goal for 2013?

“Not to eat or drink too much calories.”

Touché, my child. Touché.

Seamus’s own “S” resolution? “Not to get included into fights.” A most admirable goal. And with people skills like his, how can he but succeed?

If anyone out there should need assistance with their own New Year’s resolutions, Seamus is available for consultations. That is, if you can handle the truth.

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