Baby Baby Bucket List to be precise.
Recently, me and boyfriend have been talking more and more about having children. Not right now, as we feel too young, but in the near future. After talking about it and seeing his brother and his girlfriend with their baby, who was born in September it got me thinking. How much do you want to do now, while you still have the time and the money? Don't get me wrong, but I know babies are expensive and time consuming, but at the same time, I know they're a blessing as well. But realistically, I know that when a baby comes along, as my sister-in-law has found out, it's not always possible to do the things that you've always wanted too!
I have written a bucket list in which me and boyfriend have put together of things we'd like to achieve and do by the time we want to have children. It's a list that is full of personal things, individually and as a couple. Don't get me wrong, if I don't complete this list before we have a baby then it's not the end of the world, and I KNOW people keep saying you're only young you don't need to think about children, but it's something that is a big deal for my boyfriend and I. It's something we both want and have done for a while. So why shouldn't we be prepared?!
I thought I'd share this, as I found this very useful, for personal reasons as well as practical!
- Save £1000 up in a savings account. (For a Rainy Day)
- Change my Job/Get a better one.
- Travel to Spain
- Travel to A Cannery Island.
Open up a Baby's saving account. (For things for the baby!)Done 2012
- Build up my blog.
Perfect a certain recipeDone Jan 2013. Homemade pizza!
- Watch the stars with Andy.
- Get my driving license.
Buy a car!Done April 2013.
- Collect up items to put in a
memory boxfor the baby. Part complete. Brought A Box Feb 2013
- Have a romantic weekend away.
- Visit a casino.
- Go on a girls weekend.
Go to a SpaDone April 2013
- Make a ginger bread house.
- Got to the theatre.
- Go to a Man united match (Andy)
- Go to a Liverpool match (ME!!)
Go to a Mcfly Concert.Done in 2013 - Boyfriend got me tickets for christmas!
- Spend more time with my friends.
- Sleep in on my days off.
- Have breakfast in bed at least once a week
- Spend a full day in London sight seeing.
Sort out our flat.Done Feb/March 2013. Painting completed and now fully furnished.
So far this is what we've put together, I think theres some really easy things to complete, others will take time! But that's the idea, I plan to complete this within 3 years, and then maybe, we will be ready! Theres no exact answer, but this is a guide. This is personal to me, so please understand, I'm not saying this is what I HAVE to do! This is what I'd like to do, and for an 18 year old, I feel this is a mature approach :)
Hope you enjoy! xxx