We have lots of family traditions. The kids get new pajamas every Christmas Eve (which I kind of thought I could let go for the older kids since they're all over 18 now but Eleanor let me know that was not an option.), We do the Elf on the Shelf with the Tornado (though our elf is really lazy and just hides at night. I have no interest in creating and than cleaning up pranks. The Tornado does really love finding him every morning though). We celebrate Thanksgiving on Friday because it just ends up being so much easier to coordinate. But none that are all that odd. Except for one...
We go to Chuck E. Cheese every New Year's Eve. Now I'm sure you thinking we're a bit nuts but it's awesome. For starters it's doesn't require a babysitter which are always hard to find on New Year's Eve. There's lots of different games that are fun for everyone and we're a competitive lot so we enjoy seeing who gets the most tickets. Also it's practically empty so you're not having to fight a mob of kids to get to every game. And some years the pizza is even pretty decent which is extra exciting.
We did take a few years off when the Tornado was a baby and the older kids and grown out of it but we've gone the last few years and it's still so much fun. I'm sure we only have a few more years of it with the Tornado before he decides he's to old but for right now it's a tradition we all look forward too.
I was going to post more photos but most of the ones I have everyone is looking very serious because they're concentrating. We take games very seriously around here!
So do you have any funny traditions?