Last summer I made myself a Summer Bucket List.
I had a whole bunch of quintessential summer experiences I wanted to cram into a couple of months.
I’ve also been known to make a Christmas Bucket List in the past.
So the kids have experienced these in the past.
This summer though, the only bullet point on my bucket list is for nobody in this house to actually kick the bucket.
This summer is just about survival.
Except for Number 4 who, out of nowhere, came downstairs with her own Summer Bucket List the other day.
This was not a suggestion from me.
Like I said, I can’t put any extra pressure on myself this year.
I’m just trying to avoid blood, fire and nervous breakdowns for the next 64 days.
Not that I’m counting or anything.
Anyway, I thought her list was pretty awesome. So I thought I’d share it with you:
Number 4’s Summer Bucket List
- Read at least 15 books. AT LEAST!!!
- Make SLIME (okay — that one is NOT cute. I hate that one)
- Spend more time outside than on electronics.
- Run 60 miles.
- Go to all, ALL practices (swim practices)
- Work out every day. Every DAY.
- Be nice to everyone (especially family) (I have taken a picture of this to use as a reminder)
- Do all my chores (and even more) (I have taken a picture of this, too, to use as a reminder)
- Spend more time reading.
- Do super, SUPER well at Age groups (a big swim meet in CT in July)
- HAVE FUN!!!
Sounds like a plan to me. In fact, it’s more of a list of healthy life habits than a bucket list.
Sometimes you are setting an example for your kids.
And sometimes they are setting one for you.