summer bucket list of a very ambitious 17-year-old (isn’t their life one
big bucket list?) was found in an Urban Outfitters dressing room and after the
New York Times published the equally ambitious summer bucket list of a
35-year-old woman, it occurred to me that I needed to get in on the act. I
needed to create my own mom summer bucket list.
See, the 17-year-old wants to spend her summer buying seven
bikinis and stargazing. The gal in her mid-30s wants to use summertime to
research eye cream. Me, I was just
hoping to survive ten weeks with my own children. Now I realize I’ve set my goals way too
low. There’s more to a mom’s summer than
just surviving her children. We moms can have our own hopes, dreams,
aspirations and eye cream this summer.
Here are mine.
Teach the kids to knock when they see a closed door so I can
poop, and scan Facebook, in private
Make a summer playlist that doesn’t have “Moana” on it
Stop ordering cute outfits I see in Athleta. (Truthfully? It’s the body
I want to order, not the clothes.)
Make it the summer of rosé or whatever wine bottle is open
Only say “Damn it, kids!” after 3 pm.
Noon. 10 a.m.