Should you have a marriage “bucket list”?
You’ve heard of a bucket list, right? A list of all the things you want to do before you “kick the bucket”. But what about a marriage bucket list? Sure, most of the things on your bucket list are things you’ll experience together but not all. Our bucket lists are catered to our individual goals. It got me thinking, would it be a good idea to have a marriage bucket list? A list of all of the things we want to do, experience, and enjoy together. Maybe a list of places we want to visit, things we want to do, or goals we can accomplish as a team. But what would be on a marriage bucket list that’s different from my personal list? And why have one at all? Just for fun I thought I would come up with one. Of course I have places I want us to travel to, which took up most of the list. But then I started coming up with some things I didn’t even know I wanted to do. Here’s a little peak at my list. I took out all of the destinations I want us to visit and just made a short one with everything else. Here’s what I got so far.
1. Learn to cook each other’s absolutely favorite dish to perfection. Now we both know how to cook and we have really gotten into cooking lately but I want to perfect a dish that only I can cook it the way he likes. Kind of the way we all feel about our childhood favorites made by our loved ones.
2. Learn a new language or make one up so we could communicate discretely in public. Though we’re pretty good with body language and that “look” when we’re ready to bow out of a family gathering, it’ll still be nice to say more specific things with others around.
3. Write a book together. We are always having deep conversations and always say it would be a great idea for a book. But we’re so busy we always push it to the side.
4. Write script for the perfect horror flick. We love horror movies but as you know, a good one is hard to come by. The plot is always predictable or the ending is a letdown. We’ve messed around with a few ideas but it would be fun to come up with our own whether something comes of it or not.
5. Have a booth at a food fair. We’re always watching food network and wondering how cool it would be to come up with a cool recipe or concept and try our hand at a food fair or festival.
There are more serious things on my list as well but I thought I would share some of the lighter ones. What would be on your “marriage bucket list”? I’d love to hear your thoughts.
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