Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Bucket List Of A Three Year Old

I'm a list maker.  I have my daily to-do lists.  I have my grocery lists.  I have lists of things I want to do.  Going to Greece, seeing Andrea Bocelli in concert (preferably IN Italy), taking Dylan to Disneyland... Those are just a few of the things on my Bucket List.  I  rode a jet ski, went parasailing,  rode a horse along the beach,  rode the SkyCoaster at Kennywood(not us in the video), danced with Italian guys that I couldn't understand in Italy, rode the Metro' in Paris, was taught to juggle by a guy named Thor, and tried improv, among other things.  I love to try new things.

There are moments when I see myself in Dylan, and it makes my heart swell.  Almost every day, when he wakes up from his nap, he greets me with a very random, and often amusing statement.  One of my favorites was, "Mommy, I have four cheeks!  Two on my face, and two on my bum!"

One day this last week, he greeted me with, "Mommy!  These are the things I never rode... a rowboat, a train, a truck, and an airplane.  I never ice skated, either.  I want to do that!"  "You want to do all those things?", I replied.  "Yes.  Let's make a list so we can tell Daddy!"  So we did.

So, we need to get moving on Dylan's Bucket List.  Because as you know, our kids' dreams become our own.  Suddenly, my Bucket List has gotten a lot bigger, and a lot more fun.  I can't wait to get started Dylan!

6 comments:

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

Oh I love it! Dylan, Jonathan and I are on our way too! We want to do all that as well! Now I must go cry!

BousMama said...

I love the idea of a bucket list and it's just precious coming from a youngster like that! Thanks for sharing!

JCK said...

I was distracted by Thor, but then the multiple cheeks drew me back from my imaginings...

How fun to have a bucket list for your child! I love the idea!

Brooke G. said...

I LOOOOVE this - love it! How great to create a must do list ;D And that might be the cutest darn picture of him yet!!!!

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

Have I told you recently that I love your kid?! What an awesome sense of adventure, and the bucket list is a great way to help him experience all those firsts!

The Girls' Mommy said...

You went to Paris and Italy?? I want to ride the horse along the beach! How was parasailing?? I LOVED this post!!