Yesterday, Mrs. Darling posted about some of her family’s traditions. It made me think about some of my family’s
eccentricities traditions. Of course, we celebrate all the major holidays, probably much like your family does. Then again, I don’t know of many families that are fortunate to have such unusual visitors such as the Valentine Bunny and Paddy O’Furniture, the Magical Leprechaun. To me, the traditions that really matter are the little things…the ones that are a part of our everyday lives.
Once upon a time, when someone came home from somewhere or entered a room from another part of the house, those family members that were already there would happily greet and welcome them. We all know that we love each other and (usually) enjoy each other’s company. Sometimes, though…you need to shake things up a bit.
At some point, one of us, (most likely Shaun) thought it would be fun to pretend we were asleep when someone enters. It was a little disconcerting to come home and see your entire family (except for the very excited dogs of course!) sprawled throughout the room fast asleep in the middle of the day.
Of course, being the great fans of silliness that we are, we all started to do this, with great enthusiam…all the time. We hear footsteps and someone says “Quick, pretend you’re asleep!” and we all keel over and start to softly snore.
What’s really fun is when we have guests, that having no idea about our little game, will happily play along with us. (We have some great friends!) Every once in a while, if we are really lucky, or really good, we can convince someone that we really have fallen asleep. Doing this can make your whole day!
Sometimes…wait, I hear someone coming…Quick! Pretend you are asleep! ZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz