Before they grow up

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Before they grow up

Postby Turtle'sMammy » 29 Aug 2011, 20:31

I found this: http://www.amazon.com/Things-Your-Children-Before-They/dp/B0055X5B5G/ref=pd_sim_b_3 and just wondered, what would be on your list?
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Re: Before they grow up

Postby TwinklinGDecorations » 29 Aug 2011, 20:37

Oooh good one - tough one though, I'll keep coming back to this

1) Learn to sail
So somehow it happened, my weaners are at school,
I'm still here though and people I'll try to fool,
with tales of advice giving and of wanting to know
But really here's the only place I ever want to go.
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Re: Before they grow up

Postby Louisianablue2000 » 29 Aug 2011, 21:41

Big ones for us are astronomy based because of DH but also things like this remind me of Dad. Anyway on the list is see the Northern Lights/Shooting Stars/a comet (any one, don't mind, as long as they like the idea enough to look out for Halley's Comet in 2061)/a lunar eclipse/a solar eclipse.
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Re: Before they grow up

Postby issi » 30 Aug 2011, 12:18

I've been thinking about this since I saw it just before I logged off last night... I have *loads*!

- explore local area
- spend some days following their whims and going at their pace
- go out for tea and cake (we do this a lot already!)
- build a den in the woods
- make videos/scrapbook of memories
- go to a Shakespeare play
- go to a Classical concert
- go on a winter holiday somewhere really snowy
- learn to windsurf together
- 'slow' travel by train/boat
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Re: Before they grow up

Postby bimbambalooms » 30 Aug 2011, 12:51

Gosh this is a tough one.

I'd just like to spend every day with them doing whatever they want .... work sucks :(
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Re: Before they grow up

Postby KatGoldLIN » 30 Aug 2011, 13:19

bimbambaloney wrote:

I'd just like to spend every day with them doing whatever they want .... work sucks :(


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Re: Before they grow up

Postby ches » 30 Aug 2011, 13:27

I'd like to take the boys on an overlanding trip from Zambia through Namibia to Cape Town. They would have to be teenagers to truly appreciate it, which gives me plenty of time to save up! I'd also like to live in South Africa for at least a year with them and let them get a proper understanding of how the other half lives. I would be delighted if J wanted to go to UCT. :)
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Re: Before they grow up

Postby bimbambalooms » 30 Aug 2011, 13:45

ches wrote:I'd like to take the boys on an overlanding trip from Zambia through Namibia to Cape Town.

Can I come too? Sounds wonderful.

That reminded me of one of my life experiences I'd like my two to experience. Standing in the wild savannah of the Maasai Mara staring at the largest expanse of sky I have ever seen. Again, one that they would need to be teenagers for, asking a 4 YO to consider his infinitesimal consequence on the world might be a bit much!
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