Holiday traditions

Do you ever stop and wonder why you’re doing some of the crazy things that you’re doing? In my family, we do a lot of things that some people might consider odd, like the drumming circles at mom’s house, that always seemed to get the neighbor’s attention. But due to our oddness, I never really considered how odd some of our everyday traditions really are.

The holidays are a perfect example. There are a million crazy traditions that we will follow, although in many cases, I have no idea why we still do this stuff.

Last weekend, I woke my family up first thing in the morning, made them a nice breakfast and then forced everyone to get bundled up and go to the Christmas tree farm. (It might sound hypocritical since I keep spouting about global warming, but I figure if no one was paying to cut down the trees, then there wouldn’t be as much of a push to plant them, so I can justify it.)

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