I realised that I have never had a New Year’s Resolution.
I have never had any real resolutions, like lose weight, spend less money, go on holiday or complete a bucket list.
I asked my children what they want to do in the New Year and explained that this is a resolution. They all stood and thought for a while before responding;
8 year old: to be able to draw like Daddy
5 year old: to know more dinosaur roars
4 year old: to laugh
The resolutions aren’t really to do anything particularly outlandish and they are all rather achievable.
It was very humbling to see the aim of the year to come from a child’s perspective.
To say her first word
To eat food not from pouches
Their resolutions for their sister rolled off their tongues so fast. Although we have never said your sister is different to other babies, they know.
They are so desperate to see their sister progress and do things that they do.
Every day they try and get her to do different things, and when she shows just a slight progression they are her biggest cheerleaders.
I asked them what my resolutions should be and they only had the one;
So this year, after a year of worrying, after a life time of no resolutions. I have decided to have one resolution.
To not sweat over the things I can’t change
I can’t change my son’s autism, I can only adapt and change my own life to make his life more comfortable.
How many people fail at their resolutions by February?
I am hoping I will beat the statistics and stick to my resolution until next year comes around.
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