I have seen the bucket lists on Pinterest for years and they scared me. Maybe it was having little(r) ones and being intimidated – like if I make a list I have to be able to check everything off. It is a type-A thing, I think.
However, a friend told me that she lets her kids make a small list (5 things) they want to go this summer. And most have to be free. SO I handed out 3×5 cards to my kids, asked for 5 things and 3 have to be free. In no way was I committing to doing them all, but just wanted their input.
I was pretty surprised at their responses. Geocaching (a favorite we kind of forgot about), state park visit (another goal I was failing with), and hiking (free) – anyway it was the start of a fun bucket list. Then I saw a few other lists on Pinterests and came up with our own. I am pretty tickled to have a sort of To Do list to steer our summer, but not bind us to it.
We’ve already done a bunch : fireworks, roller skating, geocache through 8 counties, and a few others. So far this has been a fun list and not a “must do” list. There are a few things I should have added (but it is done) – tye dye (happening tomorrow), Steel City Pops (we really need to try these), but oh well – it is done, saved and printed. So off to do more fun things this summer……