Last year I got to see how fast a child goes from babyhood to a toddler. I know that it’s a year for every kid on the planet, but man that’s a fast year! I read an article about making a bucket list of things to do with your kids while they’re still kids. I used to think that there would be plenty of time for everything I’d want to do with the boys. Now that I have a toddler and a baby who will be a baby for only a few more months, I’m feeling the pressure to make a list. So here it is — the things I want to do with the boys before they grow up.
- Read all Harry Potters together.
- See Star Wars movies, in the correct order (4, 5, 6, 1, 2, 3)
- Visit the Grand Canyon and at least one other big national park
- Go camping. It should rain at least one day of the trip. We will take lots of nature walks.
- Go to a drive-in movie with the kids in pajamas.
- Go sailing as a family.
- Go whale-watching.
- Paint their bedroom whatever color they want. And we will paint it together.
- Visit Wales and spend enough time for them to feel their roots. And we will go more than once.
- Take a train trip.
- Go horseback riding.
- Visit all of the historical sites my parents drug me to as a kid. Or as I like to call them, the “burgs”. Williamsburg, Gettysburg, Jamestown, Harper’s Ferry, etc.
- Say what we’re thankful for. Every day. Out loud. No matter what kind of a crap day you’ve had, there’s always something you can be thankful for. Learning this early is getting the gift of resilience.
- Start and keep family traditions for the holidays, both Catholic and Jewish.
- Play a sport, play an instrument, or both
Are there things you want to do for yourself or with your family by a certain time?
What’s on your list?