I was texting difficult child the other day because I offered to do her laundry and had to ask her about some items. As I was ending the convo it went like this: Me: Well that's all for tonight. I did about six loads and have about four more for tomorrow. difficult child: Thank you Mom Me: You're welcome. I would like you to make some new years resolutions about living better, no stealing, paying your bills and keeping your room clean difficult child: That's my resolution along with quitting smoking Me: OK good night, I love you difficult child: Goodnight, love you too. Thank you for doing my laundry Me: You're welcome. Can't wait to see the new improved you in 2013 difficult child: Either can I Haha just like difficult child, she must think she just has to make the resolution and it will automatically happen without her having to do anything!