New Year’s resolutions are typically made to be broken — but at least us moms have a good excuse for ditching the common ones. Here are seven of the most popular resolutions and why most mothers can’t possibly keep them:
7. Resolution: Be less stressed.
Why moms can’t keep it: We are moms.
6. Resolution: Lose weight.
Why moms can’t keep it: Have to “help” the kids by eating their leftover Christmas candy. And Halloween candy. And Valentine’s Day candy. And…
5. Resolution: Get out of debt and save money.
Why moms can’t keep it: Food; clothes; toys; mortgages; technology; childcare; doctor visits; dentist visits; hair salon visits; school trips; school fundraisers; college education funds; shall we go on…?
4. Resolution: Drink less.
Why moms can’t keep it: The promise of wine is the only thing that helps us survive the bedtime routine.
3. Resolution: Get more sleep.
Why moms can’t keep it: No “snooze” button for the three-year-old alarm clock that wakes us up at 6AM every morning.
2. Resolution: Get organized.
Why moms can’t keep it: Trying to organize things with kids in the house is like shoveling during a blizzard.
1. Resolution: Get a better job.
Why moms can’t keep it: We already have the best job in the world. (Awwww.)
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