So… I have been wondering about the future of holiday traditions in our family…

On the one hand it’s always nice to spend the holidays with your family and see everybody you haven’t seen in a while….

It’s important for Go Diego Go to spend time with his grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles… Clearly he enjoys himself everytime we go visit… It’s also important for him to make bonds with family… You never know when he’s going to need  them… Also… he needs to know that there are other family members who care about him and love him just as much as me and hubbie…

 

There’s also some nostalgia to not spending the holidays with your family since that’s what you’ve done since you can remember… It’s also what’s expected of you and there would be some really pist off people if you decided that you didn’t want to spend the holidays with them as is common every year…

 

On the other hand… wouldn’t it be so much fun to start your own traditions… I mean hubbie, Go Diego Go, and I are a family and we have the right to do things differently than what is expected of us… (It’s nice that the family asks if we’re are going to come into town… You never want to break their hearts though) 

 

It’s tough… so I received an email with pictures of Christmas trees from around the world… It’s fascinating to think about how Christmas is celebrated around the world… different or the same from how your accustomed… Christmas abroad… it’s sounds appealing…

 

What is customary in other cultures?  Learn to appreciate and understand how others relate to the holidays… I think it would give you a new taste for culture, family, relationships, love, and above else see how lucky we are to have what we have and be who we are…

 

Christmas abroad next year…. maybe… It would be fun to explore with my hubbie and Go Diego Go…

 

The family may not be so happy… they may not even understand the concept… Above else… Go Diego Go needs to develop relationships with the rest of the family… but then again we can always go visit at different times during the year…

 

Here’s a thought we could plan for Christmas abroad every third year… then everyone’s happy right?  well sort of…

See.. Go Diego GO would still get to see the rest of the family during the other Chrismas’s and then we still get to go abroad… Compromising….

 

Then there’s the argument we don’t need to think of anyone else except our family (hubbie, Go Diego Go, and me)… But many would say that was unfair…

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