Somewhere in a landfill are piles of papers with long lists of forgotten resolutions from New Years' past. All the plans to start that new workout routine and spend less money on shoes seem so attainable on January 1, then something happens in February that makes us forget. Maybe it's being a grown up. Perhaps kids would be better at keeping resolutions — and how great would it be if kids followed through with the resolutions we wish our kids would make?
I'm not going to lie, if my kids gave me free reign over their resolution list, I would definitely tip the scale in my favor. I could spend a whole afternoon dreaming up a litany of promises they would have to stick to for an entire year. As much as I love them, there are plenty of small changes that would make my life so much easier, and let's be honest — a hell of a lot happier. Being able to pick the resolutions my kids would make would be like finding a genie in a bottle and being granted three wishes. Or in the case of this list, 11 wishes.
I don't know if these wishes will ever come true, but for now a girl can dream. But as the New Year rolls around, I am going to cross my fingers and toes in hopes that my children will surprise me with these 11 New Year’s resolutions we wish our kids would make.