I don’t love bucket lists. It suggests that you are going to…well…kick the bucket. And sooner rather than later. But I do believe in “must do” lists and things you want to accomplish in your life. I have a few things on my list: travel to India, Nepal, Tibet, New Zealand, Vietnam, Spain, France, Kenya, South Africa….and on and on…learn the ukulele, relearn the cello, perform more…I can continue but that’s not what this post is about.
Oliver has his “must do” list as well and today we checked one off. We took the subway to Grand Central Station and took the Metro North train (one must do) to Peekskill, NY where they have a railroad crossing (number two must do) that you can watch from a playground as Metro North and Amtrak trains (number three must do) pass by. He was so excited!
And you know what? So was I!!! If you told me two years ago that I’d be jumping and cheering at the “ding, ding, ding” of a railroad crossing going down, with the lights blinking and all, I’d tell you that you were crazy. If you told me I’d take my child’s hand and run like the wind to see a train pass for all of five seconds, I’d tell you that you were nutty. If you told me that I’d stand in one place for an hour to watch train after train pass by, I’d tell you…you get the idea. But all this happened. Today.
Here are some pics from our day. I’m not in any of them. I had the camera the whole time.
Do you have a bucket list? A must do list? For yourself? For your family? Do you also live vicariously through your child?