The New Year is right around the corner. After the champagne
has been drained and all manner of holiday delicacies have been consumed, it’s
time to once again start down the path to a better me.
It’s an annual rite of passage. I simply cannot resist the
hypnotic pull of the clean slate stretching out before me for a glorious 365
days. Tapping into its restorative powers, I inevitably sputter on about the new
goals I intend to conquer.
In order to ensure success, I usually set the bar relatively
low, like reorganizing my silverware drawer or committing to one pushup a week
(and I’m not referring to the ones found in the dessert aisle).
My children have been witness to any number of my efforts.
“Resolutions are for grown-ups only.” —My 10-year-old son
Some resolutions, like abstaining from sugar, crashed and
burned, but others, like getting off my butt to run my first 5k, were actually
seen through to glorious fruition. It leaves me wondering, though, what my kids’
takeaways are on resolutions. Are they a foolhardy waste of time or totally worth
the disciplined effort?
Here’s what my 10-year-old had to say. “Resolutions are for