Weekly Dish Blog - Do You Have a Bucket List?
For those of you who don’t know what a bucket list is, let me enlighten you. A bucket list is just a list of things you would like to do during your lifetime. Some people say that it is a list of things to do before you die, but let’s face it sometimes you just need to do some things on the list before you are too old to enjoy them.
I do have a list of things I would like to do, but now that I am a mom I have found that my list just keeps getting longer. It is no longer just things I want to do; now the list includes things that I would like to do with my sons. For example, before I had kids, skydiving was on my list and I went skydiving - check that off. But now, instead of just going on an Alaskan cruise, I want to take my boys and go on the dog sledding excursion. What kid wouldn’t like that? I also want to do a monster zip line, go to Schlitterbahn, and whatever else might be fun to do with the kids. It really is amazing how having kids changes everything - even the things that are on my list.
Take some time this week and jot down some things you would like to do with your kids, your spouse and a few things that are just for you. They don’t all have to be extravagant. It could be something simple like taking a cooking class or visiting a museum, but don’t be afraid to think big either! (Like the trip to Australia my husband and I are going to take after we pay for the boys’ college!)
If you need some inspiration for things to do with the kids, check out these books, 101 Places You Gotta See Before You’re 12 and 101 Things You Gotta Do Before You’re 12.