Sometimes I mix my habits with the traditions. For instance, ever since TV Boo was little, before bedtime, I'd say, "Night Night, Sleep Tight," and she'd say, "Don't let the bedbugs bite" and then we'd finish together with, "See you in the morning light." When she moved out on her own, I realized that I didn't have the chance to say it with her anymore and it's made me sad. I guess I'm going to have to call her and find out what time she's going to go to bed just so that I can say it to her still.
Also, I'm traditional in the sense that I always fake kiss my worm before I toss out my line, when fishing. It's almost like a kiss for luck or something.
Whenever I drive off, Boo always walks me to my car and then he blows me kisses until I'm out of sight. I blow him kisses too.
Another tradition that Baby Boo loves and has picked up is whenever we pray before our meals, Boo always kisses my hand. Now, Baby Boo holds out her hand to be kissed too.
One tradition that my dog Sam refuses to break is when putting him to bed at night, I cradle him like a baby and sing his "goodnight song" to him. Then I kiss his forehead and tell him that he smells like toes. It's a tradition...I just can't help it.
But, on the serious side of traditions, my mom always had Thanksgiving dinner with olives and cheese slices to go with our meal. It's a tradition that to this day, my twin sister and I both still do and I'm sure that our kids will as well.
Call it wasteful but I was taught that it is "traditional" to toss the first waffle off the waffle iron...my mom told me this and I still continue to do this.
Boo has a few traditions that I'm still trying to adjust to. One of them is that he dilutes his milk and sodas with half water and half milk or soda.
Plus, he melts his ice cream in the microwave until it's soupy and then he eats it.
Are we the only "odd ones" or do you all have traditions or habits too? If so, spill it!
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