How’s your summer bucket list? Did you get it all knocked out?
When I saw this prompt from Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop, I thought it would fit nicely into this week’s Thankful Thursday post.
What did not get accomplished this summer that you wish you had time for?
This year we put together a summer bucket list using Post-It Notes on our pantry door. The kids had a blast putting up the colored sheets and thinking up things they’d like to do over the next few months.
This week I’m thankful that we were able to do most of the items on our list.
Several of our items were taken care of during our vacation: we saw beautiful sunsets and Lightning McQueen, and my daughter and I met some of the Disney Princesses.
We had several picnics and trips to the park, along with a few trips to the zoo. And the kids were tickled pink when Grandma and Grandpa spent the night one night.
But there is one thing we didn’t get to do that I wish we had….
We didn’t get to go camping.
Growing up we went camping all the time — at least a few times each year. I remember setting up the tent, or sometimes sleeping in our big van (back then we didn’t have passenger seats, so there was plenty of room for sleeping bags). I remember all the campfires, and making s’mores and fruit pies over the fire.
I want to start making those memories with my own children.
I want to show them how to set up the tent, tuck them into their own little sleeping bags, and fall asleep listening to the crickets.
So, I’m adding it to our fall to-do list…. After all, the cooler weather is better for those campfire moments anyway. Right?
What’s something on your summer list that you still want to do?
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Joanne Viola says
Love the idea of using post it notes to make a bucket list. May do that myself for goals for the fall. Thanks for sharing this idea. I visited from Thankful Thurs.
Have a great Thurs.!
Thank you — they had a blast hanging them up on the door. I will say we had to use a bit of tape to keep a few up, but it definitely made it more colorful, and now I can take them down and put them in a jar to look at when we celebrate New Year’s in January.
My list was drastically interrupted. I will have to try it again next summer. In spite of it all, we had a really great time together and we all changed for the better.
I am not the kind of person that makes those kinds of lists. I usually do not follow through and then it makes me feel bad. I am glad your family did so well. I am glad you had a great summer.
I didn’t have a bucket list, but we had some plans. Those all got shot when my husband lost his job a couple of months ago. Hopefully, that will change very soon. And we did get to do lots of fun things this summer anyway, just no big outings.
I hope you do go camping. We’ve loved doing that over the years. We haven’t gone for a few years because the tent got moldy (the kids had it set up in the yard and put it away while it was wet — not good). Maybe that’s in our future. A new tent.
Happy Sharefest. I hope you have a lovely weekend.
There is always something else we’d like to have done, isn’t there?
I hope you have a wonderful NO STRESS school year!