I am all about traditions.....I LOVE traditions.......I will go out of my way (like waaaaay out of my way) to make sure these traditions are honoured in our family. And I see from reading other blogs and chatting with friends that many families have those things that make them uniquely them.
Two rituals came to mind.......
The second ritual is one I remember as clear as day and yet is happened in 1975 in my first year of schooling. I attended a convent (though I was not catholic my parents wanted this school for its small class sizes and good academics). Sister Hildegarde was my teacher - a tiny pixie of a Nun with a wrinkly face that was always either smiling or worried.
Sister Hildegarde had a birthday ritual.
My birthday must have been one of the first in the year but I can still recall the whole thing.
I felt like I was the most special girl in the universe for those moments and I can recall them as clear today
How cool is that?
I know my own kids will have similar memories from things we always do.....although as they grow older it's hard to hold onto to some of those.....I think it's also an opportunity to create new ones with them while we have them for a few more years yet!