I know we are headed into a season of big family traditions. The holidays seem filled with them. Thinking about those got me thinking about the little things we do standard around our house that could be considered traditions.
Ever since Turbo was little I have put him to bed with the saying "Good night, Sleep tight, No bad dreams". I couldn't bring myself to say don't let the bedbugs bite. I didn't want to leave him with the thought that bugs could be in his bed. Now it really has meaning what with the bedbug epidemic that has happened in recent years. I still say it to him when I put him to bed. I also say it to Bruiser.
No bad dreams.
It's a fitting thing for bed time.
Another small tradition we have is to have the kids do a snow dance before it's supposed to snow. It's a silly made up dance that I started with Turbo when he was two. It tends to be a spin, wiggle wiggle, jump jump, twist twist, wiggle, spin. Or something along those lines. It works. It usually snows when they do the dance (mom and dad are very good at looking at the weather report and having them dance when it will have results). It's a way to make snow storms fun. It really worked on the last snow storm--7-8 inches worth of working.
It's the small things that make a family. These things aren't big but they are the things that will stick with our boys when they are grown up. It will be interesting to see if they have their kids do a snow dance or say the same thing to them when they put them to bed. That would make me smile and remember them when they were little.
What does your family do that are special to you? Just little things that could be considered traditions? Or big things oriented to the holidays? So, do you tradition?
Oh and Happy Halloween! Be safe and have fun on this most spooky and fun holiday!