Every year, without fail, my kids come home with a project revolving around traditions. I have one sitting on my desk as I type this. Every year I write the same traditions and think about how we don’t have anything really cool to list.
Unlike Thanksgiving where the fun of watching the parade has come with hubby and me from childhood, we haven’t really passed anything on to the kids. Sure, I make the kids help clean the house before we decorate, but even that isn’t approached in any one way each year.
See, we do things like Christmas Eve at my mom’s and Christmas Day with hubby’s family. At Mom’s we generally have lasagne, but not always. On Christmas Day, the food varies every year and so do the people who come over – aside from hubby’s mom and step-dad.
For a while we stuck to the rule that if said step-dad didn’t wear his bah-humbug hat then he didn’t get presents, but the scrooge has gotten out of even that the last couple years.
One tradition we’ve, I’ve, taken to is that every year when I put the Christmas decorations away I leave one thing out. It’s always different and it’s always in a different spot than the year before, but it’s a little reminder of the spirit all year.
Who knows, maybe one day my heroine and I will both find a new tradition for the holidays that will get passed on to our kids. How about you? What traditions do you have or wish you could get to catch on? What have you or do you hope to pass on?
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