My son and I had a big talk tonight; he was telling me he was homesick at his first sleepover and I assured him it was normal! I confessed I missed him a lot too, but even though it was OK to feel that way, I wanted him to do more of that, since he is an only child and needs to have friends, do play dates and have fun while doing it! He said he did enjoy it, so I told him that was what he should remember about his first sleepover!
Well, our conversation made me realize he is growing up and there is no holding him back! My little boy is becoming a smart, very inquisitive young man and I’d better do some things I’ve been wanting to do with him, before he is way too old for them!
So I created a Bucket List, 10 things I want to do with him this Christmas to make sure they stay in his memory for years to come! Here is my list:
Take him to see Lion King or Radio City Christmas Show
Buy some Brazilian Classics and read to him with a hot cup of cocoa, explaining the history of each story!
Buy gifts, wrap them together and give to a child in need! Would love to bring a foster child for Christmas!
Take a cooking class together, after seeing how much he loved the pie making class.
He loves art, loves drawing, so I want to take him to visit and tour a couple art schools and give him a month of art classes!
Get him some special Portuguese time with my friend’s mother, once a week, who will not only be teaching him Portuguese but also bringing some grammy warmness to him, since he hasn’t seen my mom in three years!
Give him a new laptop, he’s always owned hand me down ones and complains about how leggy they are!
Take him to ice skate at the Rockfeller Center, visit the Nintendo and Lego Stores and have dinner at Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square! After all, he loves NY City!!
He loves recording videos and talking about his favorite video games, but his laptop features are not where they should be, so we will be equipping the new laptop with a nice video program, to allow him to record his video tips!
He loves Brazilian Barbecue but we haven’t been to one of those restaurants since May, I want to surprise him on his Christmas break and take him to have lunch at Rodizio Grill or Fogo de Chao!
Tell me, if you made a list, what would you add to it? Can’t wait to hear from you!