I need to up my parenting game…or just my “being a fun person” game. I suck at holidays. Last week for NYE we did nothing. We made zero plans with friends. We even had sold our Thunder tickets. Our plan was pizza, watch game, drink a few adult beverages and bed around 10 or 11. Other than a friend joining us for the game watching, the night was just as described. I bought no party hats. We watched no ball drop. The next day looking at pics on Instagram I realized that I for the sake of my kiddo and all around fun, I need to up my game. Next year I will work harder to plan something with friends. Next year with or without a group of people….there will be hats. And noisemakers. And a ball drop – either staying up for it or watching one on YouTube!
This doesn’t just apply to NYE, I need to make more of an effort on all holidays. Often we don’t plan anything and then end up just the 3 of us. The 3 of us is fine, but I need to make more of an effort to make those events special. I think 4th of July is the next “big” one, but before that we have Valentine’s Day, St. Patty’s Day and a few birthdays. Call it a resolution, here I am declaring that our house will celebrate holidays better in 2013.
frozen milk hearts via A Subtle Revelry