YA and I spent Christmas Eve at my friends’ home (Alan and Julie). They have 11 grandkids, age 8 and under. It’s chaos. As if having that many kids hopped up on holiday sweets and anticipating gifts together in an enclosed space isn’t enough, Alan is just a big kid himself and eggs them on.
Just before we opened gifts (one at a time starting with the youngest), the pajamas were brought out. This has been a tradition for many years, complete with paparazzi-style photo session once all the kids are jammied up. As much fun as it is, I do think about the cost of this tradition. Everybody gets new pajamas for the occasion. Then the next year everybody gets a new pair. None of these pajamas gets handed down or worn the next year. Of course, considering how fast all these kids are growing, they probably need new pajamas every year anyway!
What’s your favorite tradition?