I love it because it doesn't require any $$...
just time and creativity!!
A few weeks ago at bedtime on a Sunday evening, Little Man said, "You know what today was?" We all made guesses of obscure holidays and anniversaries. He said,
"No, It was SUNDAY FUNDAY!"
He was right.
We spent the morning at church, ate leftovers for lunch, and then played football while little one napped. For dinner, I had pulled out all the stops with homemade stuffing, baked turkey, and my kids' favorite green beans. It was like Thanksgiving a few weeks early. Then we read some pre-Thanksgiving stories while curled up on the couch. As the kids brushed their teeth, my hubby and I talked a bit about our day together and then headed up to put the kids to bed without realizing we had done anything super special.
Then, out of the blue, Little Man reminded us that a new tradition was born. Sunday Funday...A new tradition that involved lots of laughter, silliness and time together. And while I had made a special dinner, it wasn't about the food.
That's how it is sometimes with traditions. They are born out of the ordinary, the humble and are exalted to the status of tradition only by their repetition.
We have tried very hard to create some of our family traditions (and sometimes have even gone to great expense), but Sunday Funday is my favorite.
It's a quiet little oasis of family togetherness before a new week begins. A reminder that laughter and love are the glue that holds our family together.
I think it's a keeper.