Recently, in one of life’s many strange coincidences, several of my friends have been talking about their ‘Bucket Lists’ – although one friend prefers to call it her ‘Action List’. My own Bucket List is currently what is known as ‘a work in progress’.
For any of you who may not know, the idea of a bucket list comes from the 2007 film of the same name starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freemen and is simply a list of all the things you wish to do before you ‘kick the bucket’! Since then the term has evolved to become a way to create a list of things to do for a particular deadline – such as before a certain birthday – and inspired many people to write books or blogs on their experiences.
What you actually goes on the list is entirely up to the person writing it – think of all those ‘I’d love to do that’ moments you’ve had and put them in. Even if you do not achieve all of the things on your list, just the simple act of creating it has many advantages. Writing your Bucket/Action list helps you to crystallise your plans and dreams, motivates you to keep moving forwards and increases the likelihood you will be successful
All of this got me to thinking? Why not create a ‘Nappy Bucket List’ for your child – a list of things for them to experience before they are out of nappies?
The first few years of a child’s life are important ones when they lay down vital skills and the best way for them to learn these skills is by having lots of fun play experiences. While they can’t actually write their own list or make any suggestions for it’s contents, it could still be a great way for you to give your baby lots of new and fun experiences.
Things like having a messy play session, playing in mud, being nappy free for a few hours or splashing in puddles come to mind.
So, get your thinking caps on – what would you put on your baby’s Nappy Bucket List? Write your ideas and comments below and let’s see if we can come up with a list between us