Saturday, January 22, 2011

Things I Want To Learn Before I Become a Mommy

I have thought a lot over the years and have realized a few years ago that there are things I want to learn how to do before I have children. So I've decided this year would be the perfect year for me to learn these things. It's not a very long list and these skills should be fairly easy to learn when using discipline.

The first thing I want to learn is how to knit and/or crochet. I would love to be able to knit little baby booties for my newborns and infants just like my mommy did for my sisters and I. It gives me inspiration every time I look at one of my old baby pictures where I'm wearing the booties my mother made me.

I somewhat started crocheting about 15 years ago but never became that good at it. I never learned how to start off a project, my mother would always have to start it off for me then I would finish it. I never learned how to knit at all because crocheting just seemed easier to me. But now I want to actually learn how... and I want to learn how to do it well. Whichever one I become the best at first (knitting or crocheting) will be the one I continue with, I guess.

The next thing I want to learn is how to swim. I can't believe I've never learned how to swim after all this time. I took swimming in high school but only learned how to float, which I can still do. I've been going all of this time just floating or swimming with a life jacket but it really is time for me to learn how to swim like a pro. I actually love the water but don't do as much as I would like because of my inability to swim.

I've already decided that all of my children will learn how to swim at the earliest age possible (between 3-5 years old), therefore, I obviously have to be able to swim in order to protect them while in the water if needed.

The next two things I want to learn I feel are the most important. Those are CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver. I'm sure I don't have to tell you why it's important to know these two things.

I more than likely will take the classes over and over again so that it becomes second nature to me. When scary situations occur it's natural to get a little flustered and kind of draw a blank. Therefore, I want to make sure that I know it well enough to where I don't have to think about it too much but rather have an automatic response. Hopefully I will never need to perform one of these things but they are definitely skills I must have.

Well, those are the only things on my list for now. It's not a very long list as I mentioned earlier. But I know that there will probably be a very long list of things for me to learn once I actually have children. Being a parent is a life long job that requires constant on the job training!


  1. Those are all good things to learn! Especially the crochet because you can do more than just clothes you can do dolls too!


  2. Hello!

    I saw you recently became a follower of my blog and I wanted to stop by to meet you and follow back! You have a great blog and I just love all the pictures on your sidebar. I love vintage and victorian things! Look forward to getting to know you!
    Have a great afternoon!

  3. That's a great idea to crochet dolls, Manuela! I would've never thought to do that. You just gave me something wonderful to look forward to. Thank you.

    Jill, thanks so much for following. You have a great blog as well and I look forward to getting to know you too!


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