Post # 1
Instead of a To Do Before You Die list, Darling Husband and I have been compiling a list of all the things we should try to do before kids. We know that we can still travel and do things after kids, but some things will be more of a hassle, especially since we don’t live near either set of grandparents, thus no free, reliable babysitters! What would you put on your list? If you’re pregnant or already a parent, what do you find more difficult to do and wish you would have done more of prior to getting KU?
Here’s what we have thought of so far:
Go one one more big (overseas) trip.
Go on a wine-tasting weekend.
Use our new camping gear we got for the wedding. Camp somewhere we can do some hiking.
Go see a movie at least once a month.
Each of us have at least one more guys/girls weekend.
Lose the newlywed weight we’ve put on.
Any ideas of fun things we should do or do more of pre-parenting days?
Post # 3
Europe was the only thing we talked about doing before kids – everywhere else i feel like we could easily take them with us.
ooo get to fighting weight before getting prego too! thats my own personal goal though.
Post # 4
Ohhh. I add things to my list all the time. Though we’ll probably start TTC in the fall, so who know’s how much of this we’ll be able to cross off. Money is already tight (which is the reason I’d like to put off TTC – but Darling Husband isn’t down with that).
-Get my teeth straightened
-Get a safer vehicle
-Go to Europe
-Be making more money
Getting a safer vehicle is the only thing I’m 100% sure will happen. We’re getting a new one in November.
Post # 5
– travel, travel, travel
– renovate the house
– build up a (bigger) nest egg
Post # 6
We’re going on two more big trips before TTC. Travel is the only real thing on my list to check off since we live close to my parents and have anytime baby sitting.
Post # 7
I think Europe i spretty kid friendly as far as destinations go, maybe Asia if you have ever planned to go?
Also definitely get in all the movies you can at the theatre. Concerts that you have wanted to see is also a good one.
Post # 8
I have on my list:
Run a marathon
Get a tattoo
Try smoking weed
Go on a random roadtrip
Post # 9
-get married : )
-buy a house
-renovate said house and get it all pretty and clean and organized
-go on 3 more trips to specific places we want to see
– have a couple romantic weekends away
-save up some extra money
-a job with good to great health insurance
Not too long. Hopefully we will be ready to TTC in 3 to 4 years.
Post # 10
The only thing I want to do is buy a house (personal preference for environment for raising children). DH are starting to house hunt in 2 weeks.
Other than that – there is nothing I feel I need to do before kids because having children will not prevent me from being able to attain any of my travel goals.
Post # 11
Run a marathon (I’ve don halfs)
Move in to a bigger apartment
Lose about 40lbs
Pay off at least one of my student loans
Graudate from my grad school program
Post # 12
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
We already have DS, so this is written as a list of things we can’t wait to do once he is grown:
1. Take a spontaneous trip.
2. Choose travel destinations without having to consider his food, activity, lodging, etc. preferences.
3. Travel more. Right now home life stuff and saving for his future are taking precedence.
3. Go to concerts and romantic dinners as much as we can.
So yeah, from the flip side, my advice is to travel as much as possible while you are still child-free.
Post # 13
-travel overseas (at least once)
-buy a house
-save some monies for the babeh!
-lose at least 30lbs
-get one more tattoo
-pay off at least half of my student loans
-get hubby out of the army and land him a civilian job
-sell his sports car for a safer vehicle (as much as he hates this, he knows it’s something we need to do pre-baby!)
Post # 14
@kate169: Hahaha try smoking weed… I love it. Kind of curious though, what’s stopping you? Just head down to your local high school…
– lose weight
– get my masters
Whoops! I’ll have to save those for after the baby comes. It’s okay though, my mom got her masters working full time with 3 kids, so I know I can too 🙂
Post # 15
Besides the obvious ones like Darling Husband either getting a FT job or me getting a promotion and buying a house…
Our biggest thing is an actual freakin’ vacation! In two years we have been together, all we have ever done is long weekends camping and stuff.
We want to do another few backpacking and weekend canoe trips.
Run a 1/2 marathon and lose a little weight.
Post # 16
Travel overseas together (I’ve been a bunch of countries, Darling Husband has only been to Mexico)
Pay off our student loans
Be at least close to buying a house.