I am such a fan of traditions because I believe they bring a sense of unity to the core of the family, bonding everyone together over tiny details such as always eating homemade cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning or planning a trip to a particular pumpkin patch every fall. Life is about the moments, not about the material aspects that we all tend to place our focus upon.
Today I learned that having my two year old visit a large statue of Santa Claus perched on a park bench will definitely not become a tradition here at casa de phillips. There was much fussing, whimpering and overall general disdain for the man in red this morning as I attempted to bribe Miss E to simply sit for one picture with the nice statue. She was not going to even approach him, much less sit next to him and smile, so I dropped the issue.
At least I got one smile from her, before she noticed the statue.
My question to you is, what are your family traditions (either holiday-related or general)? What is something your family strives to do year after year? Leave a comment and share a tradition. On Friday, I will host a drawing for this little present to be given to one lucky commenter (*).
Now, I am off to explain to Evelyn once again that any other Santa she may or may not experience this holiday season will not be 10 feet tall and made of plastic...
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