When my daughter came home from the beach with her uncle, she told me she would be asking Santa for a boogie board. I'm not sure that's what she will actually end up with, but it got me thinking.
Not about Christmas exactly. I am still not through Halloween. And I am not the kind of person who begins prepping for Christmas in July. I try not to think about it until the dishes are clean from Thanksgiving. If I buy gifts too early, I forget that I have them. Then I end up buying for that person again in December anyway. This is not me being funny either... it has actually happened. I bought my sister a snow globe (inside joke) in the summer. And then I found it two years later when I moved out of that house.
But it got me thinking about my wish list. There's not a long list of things I'd really like. My Christmas wish list is usually a gift card to Barnes and Noble or Target. I'm a huge fan of both stores. And I can do an insane amount of monetary damage in either. It's always nice to have a supply of gift cards to soften the blow.
For me, I'd rather go places. I want to experience things. I want to see stuff. I want to take my kids to see things. I want my husband and I to escape the crazy, stress-filled world we live in. My Dad asked me the other day what I'd do if I had $10 billion... I was really disappointed that this wasn't a preface to "hey, we are secretly trillionaires and now you and your sisters are billionaires." He was just asking hypothetically. I said I would buy a house, pay off all of our debt, pay my parents back for their investment in my frame shop, and I would travel the world (with my hubs and kids, and probably on a yacht I just bought). And I would do a lot of secret charity work.
So I thought I'd create a list of sorts... places I really would love to go. Some I've been to, most not. Some are generic, some more specific. A few alone, most with the hubs, some with the monsters. Feel free to add to my list. The more, the merrier.
Take Me Away...
So, what do you think? What would you add?