Thursday, January 03, 2008

2008 Resolutions

Goals must have these three characteristics:
1. Time sensitive
2. Measurable
3. Attainable

Big Philip's Resolutions
  1. Exercise at least once a week, for the full month of January (gee, don't over do it, Philip)
  2. Use golf clubs given to me for my January 28, 2007 birthday
  3. Have more consistent quiet times
Renie's Resolutions
  1. Stop biting nails, and mean it this time
  2. Stop, count to ten and saying a little prayer each time anxiety and stress hits me.
  3. Put life priorities back in order (1) relationship with God, (2) relationship with husband, (3) relationship with children
  4. Send birthday card to friends and family this year
  5. Have baby weighing less than 9 pounds on March 31st, and deliver within three hours of labor onset with no pain and no complications (how's that for measurable, time sensitive, and attainable).
  6. And of course, achieve world peace
Little Philip's Resolutions
  1. Potty train before baby Helen's birth
  2. Eat one green bean before 2009 arrives without gagging or vomiting
  3. Regularly use please, thank you, I'm sorry, yes ma'am, no ma'am, yes sir, no sir, without prompting by Mommy or Daddy by my third birthday, July 13, 2008.
  4. Be the best big brother I can be to my new baby sister
  5. Memorize and recite Shorter Catechism by January 1, 2009 (you first, Daddy)

Riley the Dog's Resolutions

  1. Shed less
  2. Whine less
  3. Stink less
  4. Stop drinking out of toilet and dripping across the floor
  5. Lose fear of large purses, black plastic bags, and clothes hanging on hangers

Atticus the Cat's Resolutions

  1. Overcome bulimic tendency to hurl on anything upholstered immediately after every meal
  2. Show some respect to the dog of the house
  3. Shed less

Julep the Cat's Resolutions

  1. Shed less
  2. Stop walking across the heads of my masters while they sleep from 2-5 a.m. each night
  3. Be nice to my human grandmothers when they visit


Holly said...

Those are absolutely hysterical- the pet ones I mean...very creative! Hope y'all are doing well.

Philip and Renie said...

Thanks, Holly! We're doing well and hope y'all are too!

macaby said...

Ha! I still bite my nails... Well I get hungry.