First, it was neat to find out that the author is also a Jersey girl! I too, I know the feeling of having fireworks when nobody else did as a child, because we got them from another state. In New Jersey, the only thing we could buy for the fourth of July were sparklers and maybe those little snap pops that you throw on the ground. Even when we did not have fireworks, “we always” had sparklers and a cookout.
Thinking back on my childhood, we had more “we always” moments than I expected. We ALWAYS: wore new pajamas and slippers on Christmas Eve, had dinner together at the table, banged pots and pans on New Years Eve, went to church on Sunday… And more! Even though we did not have a lot of money when I was growing up, we have a plethora of “we always” moments that make me feel rich. I want this for my children too!
I can’t wait to take some time with the children plan out some we always traditions. My prayer is that they remember them as well as I remember mine. 🙂