I was traveling all week and don’t have a fun lesson for today. Well, I didn’t until I read my blog feeds and then I stumbled upon something I really love. It’s a little early, since it’s about a New Year’s Eve family tradition but who says we can’t start talking about this stuff with our kids now?
Each year I ask people to send me their troubles. Most arrive by email, and I send my invitation to many listserves and discussion lists I’m on. This year my blog readers will be invited to send theirs too.
We have a bonfire on New Year’s Eve and the troubles are printed on sheets of paper and thrown into the fire.
Talk to your kids about what they see as your “family traditions” paying particular attention to the “quirky ones” and then ask them if they’d like to send their troubles to Granny Sue’s bon fire.