Ok, so I'm very late. I wrote this back in January, but of course I couldn't post it because at the time the baby was still a state secret. Better late than never, right? Reading over this now I think it is unspeakably sappy and I'm worried you will lose all respect for me, but I've decided to live on the edge and post it anyway. So here, in no particular order, is my list of Holy Crap I'm Going to be a Mother New Year's Resolutions.
I resolve to get very fat. I resolve not to care about how fat I am. I resolve to paint a face on my hugely fat belly and laugh about it rather than worrying about it.
I resolve to relax a little, to focus on the big things and not on everything, to cut everyone a little more slack, including myself.
I resolve to let go of grudges. I resolve to address the ones that need to be addressed and forget the ones that only cause me pain.
I resolve to either forgive with my whole heart and spirit, or forget and move on.
I resolve to sing more. I resolve to not care who hears me or what they think. I resolve to make myself comfortable singing to or with my child wherever we happen to be and whoever we happen to be with.
I resolve to be a less aggressive driver.
I resolve to do a better job of showing my husband how much I love, respect, and admire him.
I resolve to be the same kind of parent to my child that my parents were to me. I resolve that no matter what else may happen, my child will never doubt my love.
I resolve to be a good mother and a good wife and to hold those priorities above all others.
I resolve to have a hell of a lot of fun.