Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Year's Resolutions

Eric called down to us after he'd gone to bed, "Why do people have New Year revolutions?"
I called up, "Do you mean New Year's resolutions?"
"Yes," he said.
"Well, because they want to do something better. The new year is a time when people think about starting over and doing better. Do you have a New Year's resolution?"
"Yes," he said.
"What is it?" I asked.
"To listen better, and to help people. To help the elderly," he said.
Sarah chimed in, "I want to stop wiping boogers on the carpet." (She admitted to doing this yesterday, and I told her not to do that anymore, so it wasn't as shocking as it sounds.)
"Those are great resolutions," I said, "Mine is to be good and kind, and to be more patient. Do you have anymore?"
"To be nicer to Eric," Sarah said.
"To help the poor," Eric said. "What's yours, Daddy?"
Brian said, "Don't know yet. I'll have to tell you in the morning."

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