My 2011 Anti-Resolutions

For Fiction Friday at Write Anything:

1. I will not whine about how I want to go vegan only to be lured back to the slightly dimmer side of vegetarianism by the siren call of fried eggs, various cheeses, and desserts with real whipped cream on top. I will just quietly repeat to myself that being vegan is too hard until even the meat eaters start trying to reassure me that I can do it if I really try.
2. I will not text random info-bites to my Dear Daughter during school hours in order to see if she remembered to turn her phone off before she went to class. I will also not try to time it for when she has her least favorite teacher in order to maximize her punishment if she has indeed made that simple mistake that I make all the time. (Do as I say…)
3. I will not lecture the kids just to hear them groan about how they already know why the sky is blue, the complete unabridged history of Rock ‘n’ Roll, and how genetics works. I will also refrain from goading the Little Neighbor Girl into arguing with me about the meanings of words used in anime cartoons that she watches just so I can tell her not to shout in the car.
4. I will not teach the cats to say my Dear Hubby’s name so that he feels obligated to be the one who always feeds them and changes their litter and takes them to the vet when they are all borked up and full of woe.
5. I will not make broccoli just to see my Dear Son writhe on the kitchen floor in anticipatory agony when he has sweetly asked for a well deserved cookie. Later, I will not eat cookies in from of him when I have punished him for throwing a tantrum by taking away both cookies and broccoli.
6. I will not I will not buy my Bug-eyed Little Boston Terrier a hat and booties to go with his jacket and sweaters. He is not so cold that he doesn’t want to retain that last shred of his dignity.
7. I will not teach my kids any more demeaning terms for people who have the very unfortunate habit of eating the carcasses of dead animals is if it were something that a rational human being would do on a regular basis. They already know enough of them and it would be a waste of precious time and resources.
8. I will not assume that everyone who is irresponsible either fiscally, ecologically or socially must be a Republican. Democrats make mistakes sometimes, too (like trusting Republicans).
9. I will not spend any more time ranting about Billy Caxton, who is really the worst thing ever to happen to the English language and directly responsible for my atrocious spelling grades in all years of school. I will also not utter the words “Great Vowel Shift” unless absolutely necessary.
10. I will not write a tenth anti-resolution. (Daggnabit! I broke this one already.)

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7 thoughts on “My 2011 Anti-Resolutions

  1. dragonslayer says:

    a broccoli instead of cookies? you’re mean. :)

    and yes, i agree. please leave the dog some dignity.

    • Ginny says:

      Actually, I once served broccoli every day for over a week in order to prove to him that I could, so yes, I am kind of mean. But I do it out of love. :)

  2. Shelli says:

    Hey — I have the same resolution for #8, but for Democrats, not Republicans. *scratches head* And hooray for doggie dignity!

  3. Laura Rachel Fox says:

    “I will not make broccoli just to see my Dear Son writhe on the kitchen floor in anticipatory agony when he has sweetly asked for a well deserved cookie. Later, I will not eat cookies in from of him when I have punished him for throwing a tantrum by taking away both cookies and broccoli.”

    But how then will he ever learn???

    These are beautifully clever.

    One question. When you say “people who have the very unfortunate habit of eating the carcasses of dead animals” are you referring to carnivores or to those of us who enjoy the art of finding, scraping, and then cooking roadkill into glorious gourmet confections? (jk)

  4. Annie says:

    bah ha ha – the cat one…

    clever funny and insightful – thanks for sharing.

    here are mine

    http://annieevett.blogspot.com/2011/01/annies-anti-resolutions-for-new-year.html

  5. DigitalDiva says:

    Here’s a link to my blog with a delicious, super easy recipe for some Roasted Carrots and Parsnips with Sage. It’s completely healthy, but totally “snacky” like french fries! I don’t have any kids to “test it out” on yet, but my boyfriend can be picky and he loves these when I make them :)
    http://blog.dreamstime.com/2011/02/06/one-year-on-dreamstime-for-me-and-a-recipe-for-you-_art34421
    Enjoy!

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