When he is a little bit older...

My new blogging friend Lisa recently wrote this post about the things she'd like to be doing in 2020 when her children are older and she can finally "reclaim her life back". It was a really fun post to read and chuckled hard at quite a few things on her list ("Wiping ONLY her butt", for example). So I thought I would make a little list of my own so I have something to look forward to in say, ten years time?!
1. Reclaim my pre-pregnancy wardrobe. Even though I can fit into most of my pre-pregnancy clothes now, I'm still staying away from my lovely silks, cashmeres, and other delicate fabrics. There's not a single day that goes past where I'm not covered in some sort of gunk - food, mud, garden stains etc, so I'm only wearing machine washable clothes for now. I really look forward to the day when I can wear silk dresses and towering high heels again!

2. Buy the car of my dreams. Early last year, about a month before I found out I was pregnant, I nearly bought a new car - it was a black sedan with creamy leather interior. It looked incredibly elegant and was most certainly the car of my dreams. But Stu reminded me that even though it looked great, the cream interior was not going stay clean once we have children. He's right of course and I'm glad I ended up buying a more practical car instead. But once Alexander is older, I'm getting that car of my dreams.

3. Go on a romantic holiday in Tahiti. About a GAZILLION years ago, Stu and I honeymooned in The Maldives and I really really want to relive the experience but somewhere closer to home - Tahiti. We will stay in one of those gorgeous overwater bungalows so we can jump in the water whenever we like and be lulled to sleep by the sound of waves. This is probably quite sad but I've been spending way too much time browsing Tahiti holidays online and can almost smell the salty sea air from my computer screen. According to this little quiz by Travel Associates, I'm a Romantic Tahiti and it's good to know there will be a romantic holiday filled with love and relaxation in store for me.

4. Host dinner parties. Once upon a time, Stu and I loved hosting dinner parties where the food came in elegant courses and the wine kept sloshing till late at night. These days we've traded that for more family friendly barbeques and outdoor lunches. Don't get me wrong, -I love these outdoor fun filled parties too. They're great fun but I think at some point, it'll be nice to not have to chase kids around and be able to put the fine china, silverware and crystal glassware to good use again.

5. Enrol in a creative course. The top three courses I have in mind are floristry, pottery and letterpress. But I hope to be able to eventually do all three in this lifetime. These are the things I regret not doing before baby came along and I know I won't find time for them for a little while. It'll be nice to do something creative and make beautiful things with my own bare hands.

22 Responses to When he is a little bit older...

Jane said...

I love Lisa and her blog for her humor! She makes me laugh :) Hope you get to reach this list! ;) the letterpress course sounds so interesting!

My Garden Diaries said...

Yep!!! This is fantastic and so very true as I look down and see about seven different things on my pants right now!!! Fun things to look forward to!! Happy day friend! Nicole xo

Anouka said...

Well, having written these goals down is already a first major step in making them reality. Hope that they will come true sooner than you expect!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I can't wait to travel again.
Even if it's travel with the kiddos.
:)

FUN list.

kidgranny said...

I enjoyed reading this post very much, Trishie! A vacation in Tahiti sounds amazing.

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Vacationing in Tahiti sounds wonderful and so does taking creative classes :)

Kelly said...

Those are all great goals! I'm sure you're ready to not be covered in gunk! But what fun years you have ahead!

burntfeather said...

A super important list to brainstorm for sure though now you've got me wanting to do a letterpress course and buying an expensive car :P I'm sure you conquer it all Trishie!

Sharon D said...

Oh, this is a lovely list. I hope you get to do everything on it, Trishie :)

Ananka said...

What a great idea. I like this. :-)

trishie said...

@Jane Lisa has a great blog! I can really relate to her posts and I actually have you to thank as I found her blog through you.

linn london said...

haha it's great to have goals like this to look forward to, because I'm sure as they grow up it always happens too fast, but then at least you'll know you have great things ahead after that too!

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Trishie, I now spent a bit of time this morning reading up on all your latest blog posts - sorry that I have been a bit absent lately but I am here now and I really enjoyed reading through your posts of going back to work or staying at home and looking at all the absolutely wonderful pictures of you and Alexander. And I love your list - mine only seems to get longer every year as I seem to have put off so many things...but we will get to our lists, some day. My favorite is the last item on your list - love those "creative courses" - hope you will find the time for these soon!
All the best for now,
Andrea

Shirley Tay said...

I would love having a holiday in Tahiti anytime! Maldive is a magical place that I would love to return to......

rooth said...

Awwww, it's nice to put together a list of things to look forward to. Half of those things I don't do now because I can't manage to take care of myself :)

Brandi said...

I enjoyed reading your list. I was thinking of all the things I put off as well. My kids are teens now so I need to stop procrastinating. You'll be vacationing in Tahiti before you know it!!

Beauty Box said...

Oooo I want to write this type of post up too! I have to think about what I want to do when C is all grown up. I love your list - I know what you mean about throwing dinner parties - and sleeping in!!! I will have to add that to my list. Though I prob could sleep in when he becomes a teenager who would sleep the whole weekend away :p

lisacng @ expandng.com said...

Heyee, thanks for linking up my post! I didn't even know until now (that I'm catching up on blogs!). I'm so honored!

And I totally agree with being able to wear fancy fabrics again!!!!! And wish we could take another honeymoon. And yea, a nice sitdown meal would be great. One that took hours to prepare (not Thanksgiving) instead of 30 min.

trishie said...

@Andrea thank you for leaving such a lovely comment. I hope that you too will do all the things that you've put off x

trishie said...

@Beauty Box oh yes! Sleeping in would be totally awesome too

Kate Mossy said...

What a lovely idea - it helps you think about where you'd like to be and how to get there.

Poppy said...

Trishie,

I think that blogging, now that baby demands most of your time, is a wonderful creative outlet, don't you? You snap shots, host a floral party every month, advise us on health and beauty buys, and write!

Poppy