When I was a kid I had a plan for my life. I was going to own a pet store, specializing in the breeding of gerbils, and marry Drew Barrymore.
Neither of these things happened.
So knowing that plans don't always come to fruition I thought I'd start a list of things we plan on doing once we have the baby.
I'll periodically update as things get done, fall through or are added.
Cloth diapers: for me it's environmental reasons for Staci it's that and it helps for potty training. (FYI I hate the word potty.)
A floor bed: floor bed instead of cribs are popular in the Montessori community and we plan on following some Montessori stuff since Staci is a teacher.
We want to make our own baby food: it sounds like a good idea because we'll know what's in it and it seems easy.
The baby will be vegetarian: I have been vegetarian since I was about 14 and Staci was for a bit before the pregnancy.
The dog will not be ignored: everyone says it happens.
Date night: after about 6 months we'll make Saturdays date nights...no kid.
Free time: after about 6 months we each get a free night: I.E. I will watch the baby every Wednesday so Staci can go out or rest...then we'll switch it up on Thursday or whatever.
No commercial characters: Dora, Teletubbies, Disney Princess etc...they are kind of evil. We'll allow non-commercial stuff like Ugly Doll or things from my friend Jesse LeDoux (awesome illustrator)
No classic Pooh stuff: I didn't include this in the characters because I like that stuff...Staci doesn't.
Style Guide: I've made many for clients so why not make one for the baby? I love my family, Staci's family and our friends etc. but we all have different styles. The style guide will include room and bedding colors, info on what we don't like as far as clothes and stuff about toys...the Montessori community is not a fan of plastic toys. Some people, including Staci think the style guide is kind of a dick move...but I think it's funny.
We're meeting tonight with friends who did cloth diapers and hate them. They are trying to talk us out of it. So that could be the first to go.
Updates and additions to come.