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Friday, December 24, 2010

Creating Our Own Traditions

I was talking to my friend around Thanksgiving time and I was asking him what I should cook for Thanksgiving because it would be the first ever that I had to cook and he told me that I didn't have to cook what others thought were traditional because I was free to create my own traditions.

I  took that advice to heart and I had a little bit of everything on Thanksgiving Day.  Since then I have thought over and over what I would do for Christmas since I was going to be with my family it was just going to be me and Daylan this Christmas.  So I thought and thought about it and decided that me and Daylan would create our own Christmas traditions as well.

I have decided that we would open presents every hour starting at 8pm on Christmas Eve up until bedtime.  If we get through them all that is fine and if not then the ones that are left will be saved for Christmas Day.  I decided to to this after the fiasco of present opening on Daylan's birthday after about the third present he was done and decided that he didn't want to open anymore.  I think that he was severly overwhelmed and I knew that on Christmas it would be a repeate if I didn't take matters into my own hand.

I am writing this in the midst of our every hour gift opening extravaganza.  The best part of being a parent and having your own child is creating your own traditions and leaving your children with the memories of those traditions. 



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