Last night, I taught my last fifth grade class until after New Year’s. To say that the kids were wound up would be an understatement, that’s for sure.
At the same time, it was great to be with them, and hear about all the traditions their families have.
One family always has a cheese souffle on Christmas morning. One has seafood on Christmas Eve. Another always travels to Michigan on Christmas night, arriving about twelve hours later (those poor parents).
One boy told me about a crazy gift exchange that his family participates in. He informed me that “Most of the stuff for adults is booze.” Kids certainly are funny, aren’t they?
Well, as we move closer to Christmas, we’re all going to be a bit more pumped up with expectation, no matter what particular traditions we participate in. For a brief period of time, we can focus on the joy that comes with this holiday.
I hope you’ll take a moment today and think about one tradition that makes Christmas extra special for you. I hope you’ll have the chance to fully experience it this year, no matter where you might be, even if its only in your dreams. 🙂