Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Things I want to do with my parents

I'm going to be visiting my parents soon. I don't get to see them as often as I'd like. We live about a six hour drive from each other. Since our visits are only a few times a year I like to get the most out of them. I've put together a list of things I want to do with mom and dad. I plan to use it as a check list so I don't forget anything. We'll see how well I do.....
  • Stamp and create cards with my mom
  • Learn to crochet a granny square
  • Listen to and document stories of their past
  • Discuss life, religion, parenting, family (this one comes naturally and will be easy)
  • Discuss their finances (for the sake of of curiosity and understanding and not because I think they're in trouble or plan on asking for a loan)
  • Make a plan to celebrate my dad's 70th year of life milestone
  • Get an update on my mom's health and Parkinsons progression
  • Learn some traditional Mexican songs
  • Help my dad with figure out Facebook
  • Play board games
  • Be pleasant, cheerful company and not revert to the self-centered, whininess of my youth!
Time seems to be moving faster and faster so I trying to get the most out of life and live in the moment!

1 comment:

Odie Langley said...

I look back and wish I had spent more time with my parents. We were always near but the quality time was not always there. Mine are both gone now but I have this wonderful Aunt that is going on 102 and she is still sharp as a tack and you are most likely to find her outside triming bushes or raking the yard. I want to do a video of her soon documenting life as she as seen it. That is my passion and I see it happening very soon.