I can't even remember when it started. But one year, after a sweltering hot day spent at a family reunion, one of us (probably me) suggested that we meet for a nice meal in a cool place that evening, and we went to Olive Garden. The next year we did the same thing. And, as is the case when you do something fun two years in a row, it became a tradition. I don't know of anyone else who eats Italian on Independence Day, but that's what we do.
Over the years, the tradition has morphed into going whatever day during the holiday week that fits everyone's schedules. So today was the day, and this afternoon we met up at Olive Garden and filled up a long table and ordered lots of macaroni and cheese from the kids' menu and ate lots of salad and bread sticks and garlicky things. I love tradition.
|Kids in front of Olive Garden Alaine and her "mommies"|
Back at our house, we played games...although one of us preferred to catch up on her reading.
Do you have any unusual traditions in your family?