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?!
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.