I have a 6 year old son. (It seems like he was a baby just the other day so I'm not sure how he has grown up so quickly!) As a working mom, I often feel that I am a crappy mom. I'm at work and my son is at daycare doing all these amazing things I'm missing out on. I did feel a little less guilty when he started kindergarten--I mean, he had to go to school, right? His last day of school was last Wednesday and on Thursday I packed him up and dropped him off at daycare on my way to work. It's summer vacation and not much has changed. (I initially felt bad he would spend much of his summer vacation at daycare but he's pretty excited since they have 2 to 3 field trips a week. I have to work just to pay for the field trips!) So after doing some thinking this week, I realized even though I work full time we still have a lot of time together. . .we just don't make the most of it. Too much "screen time" and not enough quality time. I figured we had plenty of time everyday to do at least one small thing together. After seeing The Ultimate Summer Bucket List at Ucreate I decided we needed our own bucket list. Most of our list is the same (they have some great ideas!) but I did change a few. My goal is to do at least one new, fun thing a day and document it with a photo. Maybe at the end of the summer I'll even be a super mom and make a cool Shutterfly photo book. Maybe.
Summer 2013 Bucket List: