It is Week 1 of Blogger Idol!
The auditions are over and after 150+ submissions the top 13 were announced last week and the first assignment handed out. In case you are reading this and did not know – I am a judge! I didn’t have the never to try out and after seeing all of the brilliant submission, sort of glad I didn’t try out. On the other hand, I can play along, unofficially, but if you would like to play along for real there is a linky for your post.
This week’s prompt:
Your audience needs to get to know you, and be able to connect with you. So, your first assignment is to introduce yourself to them by telling them about a family tradition you have. It can be with extended family or whatever, but it should really give them an idea about who you are.
Ah, Family Traditions. As long as you do it more than once it is a tradition, right? All though I secretly dread the holidays I love the little traditions the Husband and I stated with the kids. Some are play-offs of what we did as kids and some we just made up ourselves. For instance, I am not a fan of overindulging at Christmas time. Plus, when we had our first we were broke so I thought we should limit our gifts to the kid. I remembered hearing a story about giving three gifts based on the three gifts of the wise men and what do you know – a tradition was born.
Each kid gets three gifts, one for each wise man and then one from mom and dad. They also get whatever I can stuff in their stocking. It has really helped me in deciding what they really want and not what getting everything advertised. And, if it was good enough for Baby Jesus, well, I think you get where I am going with this thought.
Another tradition in our little family is Easter cake. I bought this adorable bunny pan and thought it would be fun to decorate it with my oldest when he was three. We now do this every year.
It has also become sort of a family joke because the boy puts so much crap, err, decorations on it that it is way too sweet to eat! Sprinkles, candied sugar and jelly beans are piled on top of frosting and after it is all done it takes a whole lot of imagination to see the bunny. Everybody will take a bite and the boy grins in satisfaction. It really makes the whole thing worthwhile.
I guess that is what is all about, not the big family dinners but the little things that make it all worthwhile.
Do you have a special tradition?
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Don’t forget to check out this week’s contestants and sometime today their posts will go live and you can vote for your favorite.