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What are your (family-related) New Year's resolutions?

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LaraGransnet (GNHQ) Fri 06-Dec-19 17:32:51

We know it's a bit early, but we've been asked to contribute to a piece for the New Year and would love to hear what your resolutions, specifically around family, may be?
To see more/less of your grandchildren
To be more patient with your son-in-law/daughter/brother/MIL?
To organise a multi-generational holiday?
To move closer/further away from family?
To address a family rift?

Thank you smile

love0c Fri 06-Dec-19 18:19:03

Not to worry as much. To get on with my life and enjoy things. My AC are getting on with theirs and they soon ask for help if needed.

FlexibleFriend Fri 06-Dec-19 18:36:23

Luckily I don't have any family problems to address so my New years resolution is to keep things the way they are.

Jomarie Fri 06-Dec-19 22:28:27

To master the art of keeping my mouth shut and my sense of humour under strict control , oh and to check any text I send to my DIL for any contravening of her moral/humour/parental ability/marital bliss etc. etc. Mmmm going to be a hard one to keep up but I am dertermined - oh and to lose 2 stone in order to keep my OH happy!!!! As if ........

inkcog Fri 06-Dec-19 22:36:39

if you need to lose weight to keep him happy, sorry he's not worth it.

M0nica Fri 06-Dec-19 22:42:45

Gosh, didn't take long for the miserymugs to invade this thread.

Now my New Year's resolution is to get DH to lose considerably more than 2 stone in order to keep me happy. He has made a start already.

Now what do you make of that inkcog?

janeainsworth Sat 07-Dec-19 12:35:04

Good luck with that wink

cornergran Sat 07-Dec-19 20:34:56

Just to keep loving our lot and continue to let them live their lives without worrying about us.

Grammaretto Sat 07-Dec-19 21:20:47

To try to live in the moment and stop wishing our lives away!

kittylester Sun 08-Dec-19 11:15:36

What corner said and to try not worry about them too much either.

whywhywhy Sun 08-Dec-19 11:17:02

To NEVER make a new years resolution!

henetha Sun 08-Dec-19 12:27:22

It's a bit soon yet. Probably have to go on another diet, as usual.
Family related? Keep my mouth shut and don 't interfere.

annep1 Sun 08-Dec-19 17:23:39

To not feel responsible any longer as the eldest sibling for getting everyone to keep in touch.
Ditto my own children.
To just buy things for the home if I like them rather than get my hard to please, never likes anything husband's approval. Unless he shares the looking!
To be more assertive and not be intimidated.
Good luck with getting OH to lose weight. Need to lock the kitchen door when you go to bed.

Hetty58 Sun 08-Dec-19 17:39:31

Who thought up these questions? Why 'specifically around family'? We do have our own lives, you know! I can't answer as none of them apply!

annep1 Sun 08-Dec-19 18:19:33

Because thats what the OP asked.

grannylyn65 Sun 08-Dec-19 19:26:58


Callistemon Sun 08-Dec-19 19:33:16

Do I get a fee if I contribute to this thread?

Hetty58 Sun 08-Dec-19 19:33:28

It's the implications of the question that I object to.

annep1 Sun 08-Dec-19 19:34:10

grannylyn I can't see anything on your comment.

threexnanny Sun 08-Dec-19 19:39:12

This year flew by so quickly it would be good to find ways to slow down and relish the moment. The GC are growing up so fast.

inkcog Sun 08-Dec-19 20:15:17

Good for you Hetty.

Frognan Thu 02-Jan-20 12:53:09

My New Years resolution is to stop my granddaughter from watching ‘anime’! It is in no way appropriate and her obsession with ‘Kokichi Oma’ is outrageous! And what is a Nagito Komayda? I don’t understand her obsession!

Jomarie Sat 04-Jan-20 22:41:37

Sorry MOnica - just put it down to a "bad day at the office" - won't make that mistake again (until the next time that is) grin