The time of year is quickly approaching where we will be in full on Holiday mode. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years are almost here! (I know, you want to slap me for bringing it up…) If you’re like me, you’re already thinking of Christmas crafts or working on them. You may have even started your gift shopping. You’re thinking of all the traditions you’ll be doing with your family…
But what about the rest of the year?
Do you have any traditions that you will pass on to your children that are either holiday related or just done every day? Something that they will say “We always did this when I was a lad, and now I want to do it with my children.” (Sorry, I tried to resist throwing in the word “lad” instead of “kid”, but couldn’t. I’m in a silly mood, sorry.)
Sure, there are the norms: Attending church, Bible reading, Birthday cakes, Christmas pies, Thanksgiving turkeys, and if you celebrate Halloween or Fall Harvest you’ll be attending a party or trick or treating. But I’m talking just… something else. Something that is yours?
This last Summer I read a lot of Homeschool blogs. I found that almost all of them have a party on the last weekend of Summer before school starts. This is one tradition I really want to pick up! Something else our family does is on July 3rd my husband tells our children the story of the Constitution. And then there is our Summer tradition of keeping a “Family Newspaper” of what we have going on in our lives. We also have a “movie” night each week where the kids make movies tickets and snacks and we pretend we’re at a theater.
In the Fall we decorate the house, always intend to visit the Apple orchard and Pumpkin Patch, and begin the countdown to Christmas. I have Summer and Christmas down, but all the other seasons are kind of… blah. This is a goal I want to work on for the sake of my legacy.
What about you? What traditions and celebrations do you have that are yours? Do you think traditions are important? I’d love to know!