A New Dad’s New Year’s Resolutions

It’s the first day of 2015 and I’m already exhausted and ready for the weekend.  I’m feeling the effects of our New Year’s Eve right now… not because we had any wild party, or drank too much… but because we went to bed MUCHHHHH later than usual… Mom and I stayed up past 9:00 last night!  Shhhh, don’t tell anyone!  We did also wake up at 11:45 when someone in the neighborhood starting off shooting fireworks! (PS it’s not the new year until 12:00 idiots!)
Either way… I know Jackson recently revealed his 2015 Resolutions: (https://newdadchronicles.wordpress.com/2015/01/01/an-eight-month-olds-new-years-resolutions/)… so I thought this might be a good time for me to post mine as well.  So here they are in no particular order:

  • Read More: I am an avid reader… unfortunately (and don’t get me wrong I do like the research I read on education, but they are more articles or short excerpts from longer texts.  I always set a goal for the amount of books I’ll read each year, but find myself falling woefully short each time.  Plus I want to set a good example for Jax.  So this year, I plan to read AT LEAST 20 books of my choice (research not included).


  • Be More Spontaneous: I will stop using the work PASSWORD for every single password on my accounts.  With having to remember nap schedules, feeding amounts and times its literally impossible for my brain to have any more space for 5,000 different passwords.  (PS I am changing them all now, so don’t bother trying to hack me, unless you are North Korean… then you can hack me as long as you don’t release any of my emails!


  • Tech Down: Less time on the phone, computer, email, etc.  Jax sees too much of that in this house with us.  It’s to the point where Jax is better at taking selfies than he is at crawling.


  • Finish a Chap Stick: We need to start saving for college for this little man. Every time I hear that tuitions are going up I cringe. I would love for him to get a full ride somewhere, academic or athletic, but we can’t count on that. This is why I need to stop wasting so much money on chap sticks. I must buy 17 a day and I’m lucky if I make it through ¼ of one without losing it or finding one of the dogs eating it.


In all honesty, I’d like to just be someone who my son and wife can look at and be proud of… what that means… I’m still not sure of… but I’ll figure it out as we go along.


An Eight Month Old’s New Year’s Resolutions

Jax’ New Year’s Resolutions

1. Exercise More: everyone keeps commenting on how cute my “chubby thighs” are. Cute? Thanks, now I have a complex. They must have an early enough spin class so I won’t miss nap time.

2. Adopt a Green Lifestyle: I look good in green. It brings out my eyes.

3. Communicate Better: I know I’m not a good communicator. I have to do a better job discussing my feelings. Grunting and yelling like a pteradactal are not going to help convey my needs.

4. Not Get Sucked Into Family Drama: it’s not my fault dad put the Tupperware back in the wrong cabinet and it’s definitely not my problem that Buster and Max ate through mom’s Louis Vuitton to get to a pack of gum. I’m stayin outta those arguments.

5. Go on a Blind Date: all my baby friends are either already taken or not allowed to date until they’re like two. I’m considering just trying eHarmony or ChristianMingle just to see what’s out there.

6. Stop Worrying About Time: who cares… It’s not like I have anywhere to be but my crib or the playroom. Besides like Franklin P. Jones said, “The trouble with being punctual is that nobody’s there to appreciate it.”

7. Forgive More: Max I’ll forgive you for chewing my toys. Buster I’ll forgive you for eating all my oatmeal and formula. Mom and Dad I’ll forgive you for letting me “cry it out.” I get it, there’s some sort of lesson to be learned there. However I WILL NOT forgive you for using that thermometer you bought at CVS… you know they make ear, mouth and forehead thermometers right?

8. I will learn what the hell the word resolution means.

I can’t count past eight yet… So we’ll leave it at that.