I decided that my theme for 2013 is “Let it Go”. I am guessing my theme for 2014 will need to be something like “Tighten Up”, after letting everything go to shambles for a year. But I’ll worry about that next year.
For now, I am enjoying the freedom.
I’m letting go of things like putting every single toy away at the end of the night. And couponing. And letting my daughter dress herself, even though it means she looks like a weirdo. (Not in a cute way, with lots of layers and endearing patterns that complement each other. Just plain weird and unkempt).
I’m letting go of letting my son wear his Thomas shirt (the one I dislike, but he loves) three days in a row. And I’m ignoring it when my husband puts his towel over the curtain rod, instead of over the towel bar. And I’m letting go of responding to emails rightthissecond. And only running the dishwasher when it is totally full. (I know that conserves water to run a full dishwasher, but I haaaaate waking up to a half-full dishwasher. I fill it up by mid-morning, then have dishes everywhere until I run it again. Also, if I run it at night then my husband empties it before he leaves for work. So- I run it, even if it is not full. I am WIIIIIILD!!!!!).
Letting it go.
I am also letting go of getting outside when it is bitter cold. The kids and I walked to the playground on Monday and- not kidding- all three families that were there left within 10 minutes of our arrival. Either we have B.O. (possible. Entirely possible) or it is too cold to be hanging around outside for very long. We toughed it out for another hour and then came home. Since Monday the temperature has dropped from “cold” to “bitter” so we’re staying inside.
I’m curious. What would “let it go” mean for you? Am I the only one who has to semi-force herself to run the dishwasher when it is not totally full? It goes against my grain.