I uploaded a video to YouTube last night of our Christmas tradition of opening one gift on Christmas Eve. My kids were 13 and 18 at the time but it was the first time we had done it since having them.
The reason for that was it was my family tradition and not my husband’s. He was totally against it for reasons I can’t remember right now. I finally talked him into it by remembering to tell him that only one gift was allowed and he finally agreed.
I just wanted my kids to have something from my childhood that I thoroughly enjoyed doing with my family. Of course they loved it too, just like I knew they would.
I honestly hope we can start some new traditions just for us that neither mine nor my husband’s family did. That would be so awesome for us as a family to start.
Do you have any holiday traditions, old or new, that your family does? Let me know in the comments.
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P.S. Here’s my holiday tradition video if you would like to see it.
Well I got started late today because I was so darn excited about getting my original YouTube channel back from 8 years ago that I sat up half the night getting it ready. Boy those videos of my kids when they were younger and life hadn’t kicked them in the butt were the best! I really miss those days.
So in celebration of getting access to it back today’s post is just going to be the link to that channel for y’all to enjoy my kids from their glory days. The videos are from 2009 and maybe 2008 or 2010, I’m not sure about the ones where I didn’t say the date so don’t quote me on that.
Well a couple nights ago I had the most fantastic dream.
We open on a very large living room, so you can imagine how big the rest of the house is, I didn’t get to the rest of it though. So anyway back to the living room, I couldn’t believe how big it was. Needless to say I’ve never lived in a big house being poor and all so this was a shock and I was very excited about it, until I heard all the noise coming from outside.
I opened my huge door and looked outside and there to my surprise was about 10 picnic tables lined up across our fenced in huge front yard and sitting at them were various grown ups and children having therapy sessions.
I know right? Crazy!
Well they also had their pets with them and this concerned me because in the dream I had 3 dogs. 2 Chiweenies and a mutt that had ears that sort of perked up but folded at the tips and he was scruffy and medium sized. Then I noticed the gate had been left open and I started to say something but one of the grownups beat me to it and said “she would probably like for us to shut the gate” so they did. I then let my dogs out and everything was fine to my surprise.
My cousins were there also and said that that was where these people always had their therapy sessions and that if I was going to live there I had to get used to it.
A little while later I got up to let my dogs back in and when I got to the door and they saw me they started whining like I had left them out there for a while, but in my dream it seemed like it had only been a little while. I went and sat down on the couch and they jumped up there with me and were all over me licking my face and whining. It was crazy.
Then the next thing I know I’m talking to a different cousin about how we couldn’t afford the rent there anymore and she said that we could live in her mom’s house rent free because there was no one living there. My other 2 cousins then asked her if they could live there too and she said no that she could only afford the 4 in my family.
Then I woke up.
It was admittedly a crazy dream and I’m surprised I remembered everything, or at least I hope I did anyway.
What crazy dreams have you had? Let me know in the comments!