Why Don't We Have Any Family Traditions?

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I don’t think all traditions have to be so formal – some of my favorite traditions are Friday night movie nights or family game nights.  But I really do like the idea of something concrete – a recipe we make together, a book we read together,  – that one day my kids will be able to look at and touch and remember cooking or reading with me and my husband.  This is how you create memories and family folklore. This is how ancestors get to live on forever.

Next December, I’m going to have my son sit down and write that poem again, and hopefully, he’ll be able to say he’s from some new family traditions.  And who knows? Maybe that will become a new tradition all by itself.

Originally posted on ModernMom.com