Something I Lack
A few weeks ago a couple of the writers here decided that this week would be devoted to talking about our holiday traditions. Ever since that decision I’ve been wondering what I would write about. For although I do celebrate Christmas, I don’t have anything I would call a tradition.
As I child we didn’t even do much decorating for the holidays, because we spent them at my grandparent’s house 250 miles away. Now in the last few years, I’ve got a whole host of Christmas traditions to follow, and while they’re great, they’re just not my traditions. My fiancee grew up in a house where Christmas was very scripted. The mother had a routine that she would adhere to every year, a routine that was great fun for the kids. So, remembering how much fun she had as a child Jeni has worked to bring that same Christmas to her kids. And I’m happy to help her do it. But these traditions aren’t mine and they even after five years they still don’t feel like mine.
This doesn’t make the holidays any less fun for me. In fact, it’s kind of fun to see how others celebrate, and to join in with their traditions.