Now who crosses off items on that list?
That'd be a yes to the first and a nay to the latter from me. DOH!
I have every intention when creating a list of family activities, to do every single one, but gosh darn it, its hard for me. I try every year and we never complete our list. Something I often struggle with is finding the balance of, having fun adventures/experiences with my kids but keeping their expectations low. That may sound bad, but I'm just not the mom that's taking their kids to do something every weekend. I just can't do that. So when we do something its like SUPER exciting, but then I feel bad we don't do things like that more often...then the cycle just keeping going and going. Its madness, but creating a silly bucket list can be so stressful.
So, in order to keep my self-confidence up & stress levels down this year I've decided instead of making some grand list, I'm going to try and just enjoy and make the things we are already doing this winter/holiday our family bucket list. I'm hopeful that this will help the time we spend together as a family more meaningful.
- attend a family Christmas party
- have one date night & day date
- attend Evelyn's orchestra concert. get treats after.
- watch Amelia be baptized
- sing Christmas songs
- hug my children and tell them I love them
- pay for someones meal at a restaurant/drive thru
- send a letter in the mail
- send a gift in the mail
- make treats for neighbors
- read Christmas stories
- serve our friends & neighbors
Whatever we do, small or big, I know I just want my family by my side enjoying the holidays.
Thanks for stopping by!
I'm linking up this post with the Mommy Style Monday ladies. Click the links below to see the different bucket lists they've got going on.