On traditions and actually keeping them
03 Tuesday Sep 2013
I always like the way traditions look. Well, on Pinterest and in my head, at least. If friends were asked to rate my craftiness on a scale of one to ten, they’d just laugh. I’m a sucker for starting something and never following through, but this is one that actually might stick. And I am so glad for that. It’s not crafty by any means, which might be why it’s so appealing.
So, mark this down. Two years in a row is a tradition in my book.
Honestly, I don’t even have to explain the process: It just takes the first day of school, a question and a child’s imagination.
I think Brock was stumped this year, so he reverted back onto a favorite pastime, cars and high speeds. I quoted him exactly:
Jack is on a major superhero kick. He incorporates the subject into nearly every conversation in order to relate whatever it is we’re talking about into his new superhero world, so it was no surprise that he chose one:
Joey’s career path, however, came as a shock. I mean, I knew she was sort of copying her brother and sticking with the superhero theme, but why not Wonder Woman? Phoenix? Or even Lois Lane?
Alex and I asked her three times if she was sure:
Me: Joey, you know that he is a bad guy, right?
Me: Joey, you know that he wears really horrible makeup, smeared all over his face?
Joey: Uh huh.
Alex: Joey, you know that he is a sociopath and a maniacal, homicidal killer?
Joey: Oh yeah.
Oh, help us: