Why… why…. why do we need to have a holiday that centers around scary things? Couldn’t Halloween just be about dressing up like princesses, fairies, and cowboys? Why do we need to add the creepy, crawly, dark margical, and spooky? No lie, I almost took out a guy at the supermarket today. I rounded the corner, and I was suddenly face-to-face with a vampire. And he looked hungry. I mean, why else would he be in the supermarket, right?
And don’t get me started on the zombies. Zombies just might be the scariest things out there. Not that I’ve met one, but I did — unfortunately – watch Resident Evil with the hubby and I’m still freaked out by the thought of being bitten by one.
So I made something extra tasty this afternoon. You know, just to make sure that the zombies wouldn’t go after me. 😉
With November arriving at the strike of midnight, we will now officially step into the Holiday Season. (54 shopping days until Christmas, by the way). Soon, the malls will be bustling with shoppers. Kitchens everywhere will come alive with the tantalizing aroma of cinnamon, pumpkin, and sugar cookies. And families will begin their holiday traditions.
There are some family traditions that have extended into my new life as a married woman. Like baking gingerbread cookies every Thanksgiving. Or decorating sugar cookies for Christmas. My sister and I have done it together every year since we were little girls.
I’ve come to realize that traditions keep families close. They build memories that last a lifetime. They remind you that you’re home again with the ones you love.
I’d like to begin some new traditions. Traditions that belong to the new family that was formed when Nate and I were married. Traditions that revolve around picking out a Christmas tree. Traditions that involve Thanksgiving morning, apple picking, decorating, and eating cinnamon rolls. (After all, cinnamon rolls just seem like something a close family should eat evey once in awhile). 🙂
I know that most traditions just happen and aren’t planned. But I’m curious as to what some of your favorite holiday traditions might be. I won’t steal them. I promise!!
Although, I might borrow an idea or two, if you don’t mind. 🙂
What’s your favorite holiday tradition?