The To-Dos for Life
After reading a fun registry list, we've figured out some of the things we'd like to do as a couple.
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about setting goals for your marriage. Of course, soon after, I discovered this wonderful list, courtesy of one of our wedding registries.
Target has a list of “101 Things to Do in Your Life Together.” It details a number of simple, adventurous and crazy ideas for you and your partner to do together. Everything from skydiving together to playing a game of flag football is featured.
This list inspired me to not only use a few things off of their list for my husband and I to do but to also add to it. Best of all, we’ve already completed a few of the ideas given.
I thought it’d be fun to share with readers what we’ve done, what we hope to do and what other ideas we’d like to complete throughout our life together.
What We’ve Done
- We’ve held a date night on our living room floor: It’s pretty simple. Someone cooks, and the other one makes a palette—like in kindergarten—on the floor.
- We’ve donated blood together: He inspired me to do it, and I’ve gotten used to going with him to try and save lives.
- We’ve cooked breakfast for dinner: When it’s time to grocery shop, it’s almost always a guarantee that you’ve got breakfast items in your fridge.
What We’d Like to Do–Our List
- Write letters or videos to our children: Have you seen that Gmail commercial recently? Several of my older friends have told me about writing letters to their children for them to open some day. Although a letter may be outdated, it would give them a sense of who their parents were and what they thought before birth all the way to adulthood.
- Write a book together: You don’t have to plan to get published and be a New York Times best-seller, but it could be a project for the two of you, something that describes your story or your take on love.
- Play a sport together—and maybe even on a team: We love to play tennis, and it’s my hope that someday, we’ll be on a mixed doubles team.
- Go to marital counseling: I know how this sounds, but it’s moreso a marital checkup. Every five years, take a class or speak to a counselor to make sure everything and everyone is doing well.
What We’d Like to Do–From the List
- Do a black-and-white movie marathon
- Play a complicated practical joke on the other
- Walk everywhere for a day (in a walkable neighborhood)
- Have a food fight
- Take dance lessons (we’d like to tango)
- Take a cooking class together
Although this list has greatly inspired me, I’ll be more amazed at what’s actually done off of this list.