Friday, July 5
Margie's post got me thinking about family traditions. I thought I'd share one of mine. The Fourth of July is over, but the weekend has just begun. I love it when holidays run close to the weekend. It means extra days off work for me. My brother, his girlfriend, and my niece flew in for the holiday. And as my family tends to do, we had a big seafood dinner. We don't limit these to just the holidays. Sometimes, we just get a wild hair and decide we're going to boil up some crabs or shrimp, or sometimes both. We pick a house, and it's on. Luckily, my sis and BIL lives right behind me be so it's never a big deal which house it is. We line a table with news paper and the fun begins. If the kids are there, we show them how to open the crabs and toddlers get in their highchairs while all the adults feed them crab meat. In our family, you're brought up on shellfish. So far, no seafood allergies. By the time all the crabs are busted open, and we're sitting there patting our bellies, the table looks like a huge science experiment gone wrong. (See pic) The newspaper gets rolled up with the mess tucked securely inside and we sit around laughing and talking. This is something I remember my family doing since I was five. And now that I'm the adult, a grandma no less, it continues. I love when that happens. What are some of your favorite traditions?