Tuesday, March 3, 2020
IWSG Post of the Month
This month's question is, "Have you ever used a family tradition in one of your books?"
Short answer: No.
Then I did some thinking. What family traditions do I have other than holiday traditions? The only thing I could think of was celebrating half-birthdays. I baked cakes for my kids when they were exactly x.5 years old. That's it. So boring! What about you? Have you ever used a family tradition in one of your books? Do you even have a family tradition other than whatever you do to celebrate the holidays? If so, what is it?
Before I go, I'd like to let you know I'm a guest on the When Angels Fly blog. If you have a moment, please stop by and visit.
Posted by Sherry Ellis at 3:13 PM
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I remember celebrating my half birthday in school when I was little since my birthday was in August.ReplyDelete
I guess we are so used to family traditions that we don't realize they are different than what everyone else does. Like my cousin who not only does gift baskets for his kids for Easter, but for Halloween and other fun holidays.ReplyDelete
Yeah, can't think of much either. Half birthdays are a neat idea.ReplyDelete
Half birthdays... any excuse for cakes and ice cream. I have to be careful using family stories in much of my writings--it can come back to haunt me.ReplyDelete
I don’t include them in my stories either.ReplyDelete
Half birthdays... I totally should have. We just missed it by a month... Such a good idea.ReplyDelete
I very often wrote poems in my books about family traditions. They mean much to me.ReplyDelete
I bet you have family traditions that you aren't thinking of at the moment. You've always seemed to be a very traditional parent.ReplyDelete
Anything about my family would require a horror genre.ReplyDelete
I have a friend who celebrates her kiddo's half birthdays. I think it can be used as a different way to celebrate a child. :) Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Half birthdays is a cute idea, though, and something kids would love. Anything to have cake! lolReplyDelete
We don't have traditions beyond the holidays, though that stems from me never being able to stick to something consistently. :)ReplyDelete
I would like to read about different traditions while reading.ReplyDelete
I do know of people who celebrate monthly birthdays and anniversaries. Sometimes we don't realize we have a family tradition! It's that taken for granted. Nice looking you up!ReplyDelete
Half birthdays, what an awesome idea. That would be a fun tradition.ReplyDelete
I'm not telling my kids about the half birthdays...so many cakes! I don't believe I've built in any traditions either. We do have quite a few, though.ReplyDelete
I went over to When Angels Fly and posted a comment. It is awaiting moderation. I remember kids marking half birthdays when I was young, but I don't recall parties, cakes or presents being part of those observances. Other than that, like you, I can't think of any family traditions that I have written about other than those that revolved around the holidays.
Enjoy the rest of your week, dear friend Sherry!
Oh, how fun! Never celebrated a half-birthday before. What a cool thing to do for your kids!ReplyDelete
No. Our traditions are so boring. hehe.ReplyDelete
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