My 2017 resolution is No=Yes.
We had the "Summer of No" and said no to everything and it was Anna's favorite thing about the year. I paid attention, and this year, every time I said no to something, and we stayed home, it was good. I didn't regret missing any of the things, because what happened at home was so much better. Kids making things out of boxes, working together, building, reading, baking, thinking, singing, etc.
I am calmer at home, the kids are more relaxed, we all get along better. So. There are millions upon millions of amazing things to do, and we are going to do just pert near none of them. No to everything else means yes to time at home together and that is what this year is all about.
I also made three little wishes for the year--not any big deal, just three little wishes.
1. Every other month, I would like 3 hours alone in town.
2. I would like to see 2 movies in the theater with MJL.
3. I would like to sneak away one weekend with MJL (and probably Harry).
Any resolutions or wishes or intentions or goals for any of you? No one is reading blogs anymore, I think, but they are still my favorite online anything.