i try not to make new year's resolutions...because i always break them. and then i feel like a failure. again. but the "list" thing seems to be working nicely for me. i have actually marked quite a few off of my "34 before 35" list....so i'm thinking i'll make a " 2012 list"....and might have better luck.
confession: i LOVE to cross things off of my list. and sometimes when i have a long one(like with cleaning chores)...if i complete something, but it wasn't on my list...i write it down and then cross it off! HA! instant gratification! :)
where were we...
oh yeah...resolutions..that are NOT resolutions. i decided that we need to eat more veggies around here. we tend to be much better about it in the summer, but i'll admit...sometimes i count salsa as a veggie! ;) i mean really, who doesn't? i am not the best about trying new things with my kids...partly because i DO NOT want to hear the whining. after cooking an entire meal, the last thing you need is sad faces and complaining...so i stick with the same...which equals canned green beans! ( :o)
but last night i made stir fry from trader joes...JUST as a side. and i'm serious. my kids looked like someone came in and took all of their christmas gifts away. it was brutal. and the longest meal of my life. there was gagging coming from BOTH sides of the table. lainey was about to cry and hutton DID cry. i stuck to my guns and made them finish. but i'm seriously going to have to re-think this. i can't handle that every night. and brian would never admit this, but i don't think he was super impressed either...because as we were cleaning up the kitchen, he told me that the green things in the bottom of the pan looked like lawnmower grass clippings! WHAT???
and he had a bad stomach ache all night.
so much for healthy living. i think tonight we'll have mashed potatoes....smothered in butter.