Every mom knows that the holiday season is an extra-busy, extra-special time of year. Busy because we have so many unique activities and traditions to cram into a relatively short amount of time–all while we manage the normal business of daily living! Special because these extra activities form a basis for focused religious observance and the creation of life-long memories. Even my elderly parents have vivid memories of their childhood Christmases, for example.
With such limited time to work with, we have to get the biggest bang for the moment. Direct feedback from our kids can sometimes help us figure out which holiday traditions are the most important to hold onto, and which maybe aren’t worth the time. Naturally, some traditions are better measured with adult perspective, but it doesn’t hurt to find out what the kids love.
So let’s conduct an experiment of sorts. If we each ask our kids what their favorite holiday traditions are, we might just learn a lot from our kids to aid our own holiday planning. And if we come back here to report the favorites, we might just get some new ideas from each other!
What do your kids LOVE about the holidays?