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It was only a few days ago that I was basking in the glow of my kick arse New Year’s Eve  – remember that cool party with the Bruce Springsteen cover band? And then I got an email from a friend who wrote…

“Just back from South Africa for New Year’s!”


New Year’s in South Africa?

And then I get an email from his wife which read, “We went cage diving with great whites. Nuts? Still can’t believe I did that.”

Ok, not only did they go to South Africa but they swam with sharks? Who does that?!

And then I get another email from the husband, “And we pet cheetahs too!!”

Oh come on. Did I mention that I danced to “Glory Days” until 12:30 in the morning?! Oh yes I did. So don’t try to one up me with your fancy cheetahs and man eating sharks.

Speaking of the new year, Dylan’s Pre-K class had to come up with their own New Year’s resolutions. Here’s what some of the kids wrote…

“Learn to do a cartwheel.”

“Learn to write letters better.”

“Learn to play guitar.”

And this is Dylan’s….

“I hope to get stronger and be able to pick up heavy things.”

What exactly is she planning to pick up in 2010? Is she concerned that she will get trapped under something heavy? Is she hoping to rearrange our living room furniture? Does she want to supplement her non-existent allowance by starting her own moving company?

I’ll let you know how she progresses with the weight training.  You know, in case you need help lifting some heavy things. I heard her rates are unbelievably reasonable.

21 Responses to next new year’s eve, i’m sky diving with a zebra

  • Mo says:

    That’s an excellent resolution. I also want to pick up heavy things. Especially as my daughter is getting heavier and heavier.

    I’m starting small though, picking up fruit from the fruit bowl is hard enough.


  • MommyTime says:

    I love this resolution of Dylan’s. It’s great. As for sky-diving zebras, you could just resolve to write the mother of all holiday letters about how you daughter has just become the Strongest Kindergartener in the World and made the Guiness Book of World Records, and then you could spend New Year’s Eve comfy in your jammies and no one could one-up you.

  • francine Kasen says:

    I too want to do cartwheels in 2010! Oh, and the HEAVY things I want to move….how about my ass off the couch and to the gym!? May all your resolutions be realized!! HNY!!!

  • Laurie says:

    Hmmm…don’t you wonder what the parents think when they read what the other kids have shared? When my daughter was in Pre-K her resolution was “I will eat breakfast.” Certainly a great resolution since our morning were spent begging for her to do just that – then I realized maybe other parents wondered if we didn’t FEED her breakfast!

  • bubbie says:

    I was so anxious for you visit just to see all of you–what a bonus to know Dylan can help us move our new flat screen TV. Can’t wait for Sunday.

  • Elisa says:

    I think that is a very good new year’s resolution. Though the cartwheel one is good too, maybe I should add it to my list.

    one thing I WON’T be adding? Swimming with sharks. Girl, what kind of company do you keep?

  • Shana says:

    I think that is an awesome resolution. My daughter made a resolution, after having a somewhat sickly 2009, to “not barf in 2010.” We’re 11 days in and still barf-free, so yay.

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