We recently had a discussion at Relief Society about Christmas traditions. And I couldn't remember any that we do except for the advent calendar. I kept racking my brain thinking "we do have traditions.... what are they???"
Luckily I've remembered before the Christmas season is over!
Here's the first one of the season. I started it with Lachlan when he was about 2. Each year the kids choose a new decoration for our Christmas tree. Some years I have given them some guidelines like a colour scheme, or a particular shape I wanted. I know, I'm a little controlling like that! Now that the tree is a bit fuller I figured it didn't matter quite so much so I gave them free reign in Big W.
Oh boy, it was a little bit traumatic. Who knew it was so difficult to choose just one decoration. The boys changed their minds SO many times.
Towards the end of our shopping when I was hurrying them along, another young mum in the aisle commented to me "go home - you look tired". Gee, thanks! Guess I should have worn some makeup that day!!!!
Anywhooooo.................. here's their 2010 choices:
Planning to put our Christmas tree up on the 14th or 21st November. Maybe......
When do you put yours up?