Hey here. What are your thoughts on family traditions? I may be missing some, but the only one that I can think of is that we decorate the Christmas tree together as a family every year. Other than that, I am not sure if there is anything else that we do. I mention this because I've put some thought into it and I decided I am going to give my first guitar to my oldest boy this Christmas. All it needs is a change of strings and a good cleaning and it's good to go. It's a junior size Peavy guitar that I do not use and I figured that it would be perfect for him to start learning how to play. I received it as a gift from an uncle from Minnesota and because I received that gift, I blossomed into the guitarist that I am today. I hope that my boy can continue this tradition that I am starting and pass it on to his boy one day. I also plan on giving my acoustic guitar to my newborn son when he's about 10. That way, he too, can continue a tradition of a father passing on his guitar to his son.
I also mentioned starting a new tradition for Thanksgiving. And it would be a chicken wing eating contest. =o) I know it's a little unorthodox but the men in my family love to eat so I figured this would be perfect! The problem is that my son, 10, would be no match for me and my brother. I would love to get this started but I think he needs a few more years on him before he can be competitive. lol I'm sure that some kind of trophy would be involved that one of us would be able to place in our room for the year and bring it to the table to defend the following year. My wife, is not too keen on the idea. lol It's just something that I'm throwing out there since I want to start some long standing traditions in the family.
So far, that's 2 new things that I would like to have go on in my family. I haven't put too much thought into them, but these are just 2 of what I hope are many traditions that I can share with my family. Later!