Monday, December 10, 2012
Not Your Traditional Stance on Traditions
Prompt from Think Kit by SmallBox: What new traditions do you want to start this year?
Oh traditions...how can I not sound like a Scrooge and still say, "No New Traditions!?" Andy and I talk about this often. We both come from big families with lots of "traditions." Some are them are real, like my family cutting down a Christmas tree together, but a lot of them are not really that meaningful, like a chili dinner on Christmas Eve when we have already celebrated Christmas at three other events with those same family members.
Now, don't get me wrong, I love our families. I love that my kids will grow up knowing five of the great-grandparents, their great-aunts, uncles, and second cousins! But when you combine the number of "traditions" our families have, we might just have one for everyday of the year. So, we are currently removing traditions from our schedule. And that is not to say "Bah Humbug" to the whole idea, but that we want to truly appreciate the "traditions" that we do celebrate.