Our family has had an annual Christmas tradition as long as we've had babies.
Here's how it goes down. On the spur of the moment we ask the girls to get their jammies on. Now that they're older they know what follows. We all load up in the vehicle and take a little Christmas light tour of our town.
As tiny, little girls they were always so excited to go see the pretty lights. Now, at 16 and 13, it just isn't the same. I know they want us to continue the tradition but as teenagers they think it's corny, especially when I have to take pictures.
Lawman always enjoys the seasonal shakes from the golden arches so he suggested that we take a trip to the drive-thru. That didn't go as planned either. Girls thought they needed diet cokes instead and we vetoed that since it was nearly 9pm and they did not need caffeine at that hour of the day/night. And the battle continued but we won. We didn't visit the golden arches. That's how we deal with that.
Regardless, it was one more year that we continued the tradition. Lawman and I look forward to this each year and I know at some point the girls will look back on this with fond memories. I hope that it holds a dear place in their heart that they might want to share the tradition with their own family when the time comes.