2010 was a rough year and I was glad to bid it and its tough life lessons goodbye. When the clock struck midnight on January 1 2011. I was so worn down from trying to get my head around the past year all that I decided on one very simple resolution "Have more fun." Seriously. That's it.
Most people would excel at this, but I'm assuming most people also don't prefer to spend the night alone with a DVD and their label maker. It's not that I'm not "fun", I think that in general I am a very fun person, it's just that I have trouble storing responsibilities for later. My mind is constantly thinking of what I need to do next, the dishes, the laundry, the (insert boring here). I can't blame this on parenthood either, I've always been like this. For 2011 I didn't want to think of all the to-do, I wanted to stop and have some fun. I wanted to take a vacation day and spend it in bed reading ( I did this once a month). I wanted to lie down at the park and watch the clouds roll by with my little guy. I wanted to stop thinking about all the obligations and just chill out for a sec.
Guess, what? I totally rocked my resolution. A plus for me! Yesterday Arnold wanted to go to the city for the day to "eat and have fun". Honestly I didn't want to go. I thought about the cost, the gas, the bridge toll, the expensive city food etc. I thought about how I need to go back to work today and there was laundry, stuff to clean etc. etc and if I don't do it I'll fall behind. And then I thought screw it, let's not leave behind the lessons of 2011 so quickly. So we hopped in the car and drove to the city. We ate good. We wandered aimlessly. We walked across the Golden Gate Bridge. We hugged our son and reveled in his amazing emerging personality. We sang along at the top of our lungs. We had F.U.N!