This year I had a big internal debate over whether or not to tackle a Summer Bucket List. I started doing it in 2011, and then last year Mr. Right and I brainstormed for weeks to come up with our 2012 list. (for a full list of our blog adventures on this topic, go here) It has been our way to make sure we continue to have fun as a couple and not get stuck in a rut of doing the same old thing every night.
The List has become our thing, and I hated to give it up for 2013, but this year our summer is split in half by one giant event – HAVING A BABY. Which has made it hard to plan much of anything else – I didn’t want to over-plan/over-commit while we were waiting, instead I just wanted to enjoy being spontaneous and keep our schedules open and relaxed. Not to mention that the first half of the summer I’ve been 8-9 months pregnant and not feeling especially mobile.
And, well, the second half of the summer is a complete unknown to me – I expect those first few weeks after Wrenn arrives to be a bit of a blur. Since I’m a rule follower, I just knew that if I made a list and then didn’t accomplish most of the items on it, I’d feel like a failure. And I don’t need that pressure right now – so there is only one thing on my List this year:
If I were to make a list, it would mostly include things like swimming, eating sno cones (and frozen yogurt, and gelato, and ice cream, and Sonic drinks… you get the picture), and later this summer, I hope to take Wrenn to the new Bush Presidential Library and the Perot Museum in Dallas.
But what about you? Have any of my blog friends created a fun list of ideas? It’s not too late – you’ve got plenty of time to brainstorm some fun activities for July and August. I’d love to hear what you come up with – let me live vicariously through you!
And just in case you need some ideas, I created a Pinterest board of summer activities in Dallas/Fort Worth for my work blog – the board includes a free printable I designed. Feel free to use it for your own family!