Monday, November 28, 2011

A tradition is born...

We've started a new family tradition! 

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, 


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.

What traditions are you creating with your family?

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Amy said...

That sounds like such a refreshing tradition! What a wonderful way to spend your Sunday.

Anonymous said...

We have Family Fun Friday. It was born after we first moved to Ireland and spent the first month ill. Really ill. The first day we all felt better happened to be a Friday. Hubs and I declared it Family Fun Friday, got take out and we ached a movie all snuggled on the couch. The next week, o.der daughter declared it FFF again, and our tradition was born! :)

Amy Sullivan said...

Oh, I am all about traditions, especially ones that involve time together and no money spent!

Traditions at our house? Waffles on Saturday morning, bday breakfasts in bed, cutting our own Christmas tree. I could go on and on. In fact, my husband teases me about having so many family traditions, but I love them. They are the memories kids will remember.

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Kristi Slattery said...

Amy, This Gals Journey & Amy Sullivan:

Thank you for your comments! I've enjoyed reading about your traditions!

Stacey Ruberg said...

ooo...I can't wait for those fun Sundays to return! DH is taking classes right now and seems "fun" days are few and far between. hoping he is done by this summer.

Kristi Slattery said...

Hope those fun days come soon! Blessings while you wait. : )

Barb said...

We have a tradition of putting our Christmas decorations up on my Husband's b'day in Nov. and taking them down on our son's b'day in Jan.
We also have a big family and friends get-together in Nov.....this starts our Christmas Season....
I love Christmas and every day is Christmas Day for me.
God Bless
Barb from Australia

Sarah said...

Oh, this is wonderful! What a great experience with your family and so sweet that your little boy recognized it for the blessing that it was!

Thanks so much for linking up with my Homemaking Link-Up this last weekend! I hope you will come back this weekend too! :)

Have a lovely Christmas season!


Kristi Slattery said...

Sarah, Thank you for visiting. I plan to be back.

Blessings to you,