I will have all the pets I want: As many as I want and I will name them silly names and take good care of them. I will keep my house more for comfort that for show, and all, even those with muddy feet, will be made welcome.
I will put my children’s needs before my own, remembering that I am the one who brought them here, and that sometimes being the grownup is no fun ,but worth it. I will protect them without smothering, and I will always do right by them.
I will do crafts all the time, whatever I want, whether I am good at it or not, and if no one in the family wants what I make I will cheerfully give it to friends and strangers. I will never say to anyone “you do that wrong”. I will make things because I want to, and I will squash the little voice that says “why bother? You’re not perfect”.
I will keep a sense of humor and silliness, showing my kids that it is not necessary to be grim to be dutiful.
I will live somewhere beautiful, where I wake up every day and think “Pinch me! I live here!”
What promises did you make to your little self?