Three months ago I wrote my original #preadoptionbucketlist post. This week's #WASO theme is 'Bucket List' so I thought I'd update you on how we're doing...
Lots of our family and friends who already have children keep reminding Tom and me how much our lives are going to change when we have our children. And some (most) of them talk (moan) about the things they wished they’d done that are ruled out now they have children.
These comments got Tom and I thinking about the things we want to do before the children arrive and so we came up with our pre-adoption bucket list. For example, I’d never been skiing before and had always really wanted to. Recently a friend of ours found a really cheap deal (via a friend’s friend’s uncle) so we went for it. It was amazing. I want to go again…
So our plan is to get through as many as possible in the time we have left which, due to the nature of adoption, is a completely unknown length of time. I should probably point out that not being millionaires it’s unlikely we’ll tick off many of these, but a boy can dream…
Tom and I have at the very least six months to do all this stuff and I’m sure we’ll have an absolute blast attempting it. But what’s interesting is that all our friends who ‘moan’ about how their lives have changed wouldn’t have it any other way. In fact, while Tom and I were skiing we kept talking about how much the kids might enjoy it. Because for all the amazing experiences we have together, we are going to be able to have them all over again - but this time with our children. And that will be incredible.
I’ll be keeping track of our progress on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #preadoptionbucketlist. What would be on yours?
Original post on March 25th 2016. Updated in 24th June 2016.
My husband and I have adopted two wonderful children. Duckling is 5 and Gosling, her little brother, is 3. I'll be keeping track of our journey here...