My 2014 Toddler New Year Resolutions Update – Did I Keep Them?

I don’t usually post on Sundays, but today is different. At the beginning of 2014, I made a few, well, actually 10 Toddler New Year Resolutions and I really tried my best to keep them. This year, I decided that I was not going to make any resolutions. Not only are they hard to keep, but I’m too young to be kept accountable for things that I say I’m going to do. After all, I’m only a toddler and we very rarely remember what we did the day before. Having to remember to do something all year long is too much responsibility for me. So I bet you’re wondering, did I keep those resolutions? Well, I promised an update on whether I did or not, and today I want to share them with you. I also want to share a few photos from my third birthday, so while I tell you about my resolutions, take a look at my birthday photos. Here goes:

Resolution #1: Totally Own the Potty

Well while I didn’t totally own the potty in 2014 I finally did own it in 2015. Actually right after I turned 3 I decided that it was time. I’m now fully potty trained and mommy couldn’t be happier. I’m happy too and I just love showing her my handiwork in the toilet after it’s done before I flush.

Resolution #2: Smile More.

For those that visit me on an almost daily basis, you can tell that I didn’t keep that resolution. Actually, just looking at my birthday pics is living proof that I don’t like smiling. Believe it or not, it takes mommy quite some time to get my photos on the blog just the way she wants them. I’m talking about 50 photo shots just to get one good one. Well, maybe I’ll finally get around to smiling one day.

Resolution #3: Learn to Say Yes!

I think Mommy is finally regretting that resolution because now everything is YES, even when I mean NO. Take, for example:

Mommy: Madison are you having a good time?

Me Crying: YES

Get the picture? Yes has become the word of the day, the hour, and the minute. It’s now my most favorite word.

Resolution #4: Take More Naps.

Now, this is one that mommy would have really loved for me to keep. I still hate taking naps and I’ve discovered the wonderful world of YouTube. That means that if I fall asleep I miss out on those awesome kid videos of people unboxing toys and opening those eggs that have toys on the inside. I can watch those videos for hours. Unfortunately mommy has also now discovered that there’s YouTube Kids which comes with filtering and time limits, so now maybe I’ll take a nap after my limit runs out. 

Resolution #5: Wake at a Reasonable Time in the Morning

Here is another that mommy would have really loved to have happened. Since I don’t take naps that means that I go to bed pretty early. Even if I try to stay up late it never happens. Since I go to bed early that also means that I wake up pretty early. Sometimes I’m up as early as 5:30am, even on the weekends. Now maybe someone can tell mommy a way for me to sleep in late, until then I’ll be her alarm clock. 

Resolution #6: Expand My Palette

This is one that I actually did do. I’ve learned to eat a few more items besides the Pediasures that I used to consume. Right now, I’m in love with fruits and not so many veggies any longer, although I do love broccoli. I’m always willing to try new foods, but make sure you have a trash can close by because I usually end up spitting them out. I did try, didn’t I? 

Resolution #7: Play With Own Stuff

Back in 2014, everyone’s stuff was my stuff, and it did take a while for me to understand that wasn’t so. I really loved going into my sister’s makeup the most and trying it on. My brother’s room was off-limits for a while because I would go in there and play with their stuff, which at the time was my stuff. Now my stuff is my stuff and no-one is allowed to touch my stuff. Am I saying stuff too much? I just love that word. 

Resolution #8: Be More Assertive

Oh, I was always assertive, but I’ve become even more assertive to the point where I’m almost a bully. Maybe being assertive should not have been on that list. Now I have to learn how to tone it down and be nicer. At least I’m not a pushover. Girl Power! 

Resolution #9: Put Away Toys After Playing

This is also a work in progress. I still don’t understand why I have to put toys away if I’m going to be playing with them in another couple of minutes or hours. That’s really just more work for me and I would prefer to leave them right where they are. Unfortunately, mommy makes me pick them up and put them in my toy box. Maybe the fact that she almost falls over them doesn’t really help my cause but one day maybe she’ll get it.  

Resolution #10: BE A TODDLER! 

I truly enjoyed my toddlerhood. I am now considered a pre-schooler ever since I turned 3 years old. I had a lot of adventures during my second year and it was a lot of fun. I went to the State Fair, the Zoo and even a Renaissance Fair. I did a lot of fun things, and met a lot of great people and I intend to continue doing that. 

While my 2014 New Year Resolutions weren’t a complete bust I did manage to get a few done. This year as I mentioned I didn’t make any resolutions. I do however intend to live without regret and have a lot of fun while doing it. After all You Only Live Once. YOLO!

What about you? Were you able to get all your resolutions done? 

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