I love family traditions. I work really hard to create special moments that we can all look forward together to as a family. I sometimes wonder whether my boys like or enjoy these traditions. There are times when they refer to one of them with a smile on their face and I know it is worth it.
Two of my three boys birthdays are coming up at the end of the month. I am beginning to share my favorite birthday traditions in preparation.
Birthday Tradition #1 – Growth Chart
We moved to our current house just before #3 was born. That spring #1 turned 6 and my husband declared we need to pick a place to record the boys heights. We picked the interior door of our broom closet. This works because it is a door located on our main living area. My boys love to periodically check-in to see how much they have grown and how they are stacking up against their brothers. My husband also reasons that if we ever move taking a door with us would be easy compared to taking a wall.
On the day of each birthday, at some point during the day, we march over to the door – take the official measurement in pencil – and then go over it with a sharpie. We draw a line, write the name and the age.