It's a Family Tradition: Monday Listicles via Mini Van Dreams

It’s a Family Tradition

“It’s tradition!”  Once, in band, our new band director told us that tradition was just something that had never been changed.  I never agreed with this, but have always remembered it.  Tradition is defined as “the handing down of statements, beliefs, legends, customs, information, etc., from generation to generation, especially by word of mouth or by practice.”  Where would we be without traditions?

So, you are probably wondering why I am waxing poetic on traditions on a Monday.  It’s Monday Listicle time and our topic is Traditions, which was suggested by my blog-buddy Christine.  Next week’s topic is 10 Things That Aren’t the Same, as suggested by yours truly.  

It's a Family Tradition: Monday Listicles via Mini Van Dreams


10 Family Traditions

  1. Reading Twas the Night Before Christmas on Christmas Eve before bed.
  2. Eating cornbread crumbled into milk with sugar on top.
  3. Don’s family recipe: Spaghetti and Cheese
  4. Visiting Amish Country each fall.
  5. Purchasing personalized ornaments each year.
  6. Putting the tree up the day after Thanksgiving
  7. Taking the kids to the lake on Easter Sunday to eat at McDonald’s and feed the ducks.
  8. Nana and I taking selfies wherever we go.
  9. Going through the “I love you” routine with the kids – which ends with us yelling, “More than that!” and giving kisses.
  10. Asking for a bonsai plant for Christmas… this year will be 18 years that I have asked for one.  Maybe this Christmas…

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  1. Christine says:

    I don’t think I could do that to a perfectly good glass of milk.
    A bonsai tree for Christmas? Hahaha! And no one has ever gotten one for you? I’d say the 18th time is the charm. 🙂

  2. Don Gibson says:

    #3 is awesome and delicious. #9 is great I like the singing of songs before bed that goes with it. The bonsai tree is a work in progress I just haven’t found the perfect one yet. Not having turkey on Thanksgiving has turned into a really nIce tradition.

  3. Love your Easter tradition! When we lived in Southern California we always spent Easter on the beach. Here’s hoping you get your bonsai tree this year.

  4. Technically, it is in a bowl… lol. I know, maybe Don will get the hint since I put it on the blog.

  5. True, I love not having the cooking-the-turkey stress on Thanksgiving.

  6. We started that tradition when the kids were just born… and its just stuck. They even ask when we are going and we start saving bread for the ducks.

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