I can’t believe I’ve already done a year of seasonal bucket lists! I’ve really enjoyed doing them so I’m just going to carry on if that’s all right!
The first of my seasonal bucket lists was Autumn last year – it was short and sweet but we pretty much nailed it. Having a list to work to just meant I was more focussed about getting things done and giving the kids the sort of seasonal experiences we all remember from our own childhood. As the seasons have passed the lists have got a bit longer and have included seasonal specific stuff like conkers in the Autumn or seaside trips in the Summer but they’ve also included things happening in our lives like the kids’ birthdays or Amy being born!
Looking back at my list for Autumn 2013 I think it would make sense to repeat lots of the things on the list – for the sake of tradition but also because Ben and Chloe are older, the same experiences will have different outcomes, they may remember more too. And of course these things will all be new to Amy who wasn’t even here when I wrote my first list!
So in Autumn 2014 we will aim to . . .
- Watch Chloe start Nursery
- See Ben settle into his Year 1 class & new childcare arrangements
- Enjoy some Mummy & Amy time
- Family Day at York races (we missed it last year for the first time since Ben was born)
- Collect conkers – this was a massive fail last year so we need to try again!
- Move into the extension & host an extension warming party!
- Attend Harvest Festival at school
- Start Chloe’s swimming lessons
- Start dance lessons for Ben
- Depending on the state of our garden I’d like to plant some bulbs for Spring!
- Kick leaves – a standard Autumn activity of course!
- Splash in puddles – obviously!
- Enjoy getting wrapped up in jumpers and hats
- Celebrate bonfire night
- Make soup
- Blow dragon breath
- Stop breastfeeding
- Get back to work two days a week
- Autumn crafts
- Celebrate Amy’s 1st birthday (did I really just write that?)
- Keep going on that long hard “Wedding Weight” slog
(You will notice there is a distinct lack of mention of Halloween – I hate it)
Have you got a list of things you want to do this Autumn? Do you think I’ve missed anything out?