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My Parenting Bucket List

Before I became a Mother I had a bucket list, In fact I made my first bucket list when I was 13 and completed it before I was 30. Now that I am a mum, I started a bucket list with a twist. It is a list of experiences and opportunities I want to give my child before she is an adult. Kind of my hopes and dreams for Sylvia in a way and so today I am sharing my Parenting Bucket list which I have been working on.

Here it is.

 

BUCKET LIST

My Parenting Bucket List

 

  1. Give Sylvia Ballet Lessons – Did this until she no longer wanted to do it.
  2. Take my daughter to Disneyland – Yep I have done this twice.
  3. Take Sylvia to Europe – Well we moved to Europe, “the UK” back in 2010 and I took Sylvia to France, Belgium and Amsterdam. We have been to France 3 times.
  4. Get my daughter a keyboard – this is still something I need to do
  5. Share my favourite Disney movies with my daughter – When she was old enough we did this.
  6. Find a good Father for my daughter – We did this. I found John, he is an awesome step father.
  7. Get a pet Dog for my child – We got Yoda three years ago and Casper came along in 2016.
  8. Take Sylvia to Disney On Ice – I did this is 2013. It was fantastic. She loved it.
  9. Help my child to do well in school – this is a work in progress and I want to help her so she can get her GCSE’s in 6 years time.
  10. Do photo shoots with Sylvia – I always wanted to do photo shoots with Sylvia since she was small which I could scrap book and we naturally fell into this through blogging.
  11. Take Sylvia to America on holiday. One day I would love to take Sylvia to the USA for a holiday.
  12. Take Sylvia back to NZ to meet her cousins. That is a goal I have for the long term future.
  13. Help my child to learn a second language. This is a skill I think would be useful to her and Sylvia has shown an interest in French and Spanish.
  14. Give my daughter Swimming Lessons. It took a long time to get the ball rolling but Sylvia started swimming lessons at age 8. She is doing well.
  15. Help my child to grow up emotionally strong. Again this is something which takes time and will improve over the months and years.
  16. Save money for my child for when she is 18. I am doing this.
  17. Collect coins which I can sell in the future for my child’s Wedding Dress. Well I have been collecting coins for 7 years and have all the London olympics ones as well as many other coins. They are an investment I will sell when the time comes.
  18. Teach my daughter good values. This is something I am working on and she is very kind, great at sharing and her school teacher said she is well known for her kindness.
  19. Teach my child to eat healthy food. This is a goal I have and something I am working on and could do a little better but I am trying to do this.
  20. Teach Sylvia about famous and inspirational Women from the past. I want to do a project where I teach my daughter about people like Helen Keller and Florence Nightingale and other inspirational women who’s good qualities we can learn from.

 

So this is my Parenting Bucket list…. I have completed some of these and some are works in progress and things I need to get in a better financial position to do but I think I can achieve this and give my daughter these experiences, teach her these moral and give her opportunities.

I know I’m doing a great job.

Angela x

38 Comments

  1. Aww! This is such a precious idea I would have never thought of. I wish I had. Mine are teenagers now and it’s like you blink and their almost grown. Sniff sniff.

  2. Your parent bucket list says it all : you’re such a wonderful, thoughtful, loving, kind mother! That you’re collecting special coins that can be sold someday to pay for your daughter’s wedding dress is such a fabulous idea.

    1. Thanks so much. I started the coin collection when I was a single mum as I had no idea how things would turn out in the future. We have all the 2012 olympics coins and some great historical ones too!

  3. What a great parenting bucket list! You sound like a great mama and your daughter sounds very lucky to have you! I like the coin idea a lot, I may need to start that and hope my girls get married later on so I have time to build up the collection!

  4. Hey this was the most sweetest bucket list I have read. Its so lovely that you have set so many goals and things you want to do for her and see her succeed and grow into this wonderful women !!!

  5. This is a really great list and shows how much you care about your daughter. I’m a list person in general but never thought to create one for parenting my kids.

  6. Love this idea of having a bucket list. As I have gotten older (only after hitting 30) and having 2 kids back to back, I have become so much more forgetful! So I keep an agenda with me all day. And definitely need to make a bucket list of what I wanna do! Great idea.

    1. Thanks so much. No Sylvia is not aware of her list… It is my list ha ha for her and I don’t want her to know everything like the money stuff. However she does make goals each year and sometimes they link in with my bucket list for her. I will encourage her to make her own as a teenager.

  7. This is a great idea. I should start doing it for my kids. We can see our progress and goals, try to be better and be motivated with the parenting bucket list.

  8. Your list is amazing. And yes, you are doing a great job. I am not a mom yet but I want to do this. For now, I will focus on my own goals and be ready when the time comes.

    1. thanks Amber 🙂 Ballet is fun but was not a long term thing for Sylvia. I think she would love to learn the piano as she is very musical.

    1. It’s a fun thing to do and we don’t have to achieve them all either ….. they say it is better to aim for the stars and miss than to aim for the gutter and hit.

  9. That’s right, you’re doing a good job, a very good job, actually! You let her experience all the interesting things in Disneyland and Disney on Ice; you inspire her with your lessons on good values, with your stories of famous role models; you prepare for her future. What could be more wonderful? I hope your daughter will grow up to be a role model for others as well.

  10. It looks like you have already ticked off a lot of your bucket list which is good. Hopefully Sylvia will be able to go to News Zealand with you soon and I am sure she will get to learn another language as well x

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