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Considering the weekend we’ve spent in North Carolina where I grew up…

Croaker Festival – a small festival in the county I was raised in; street dance, music, parade, fish fry, ice slushies, games, fireworks.  It’s not the same festival I went to as a child and finally as the “Croaker Queen” in my senior year of high school but it has not changed drastically.  People still gather and enjoy time together; children still run around the closed off streets.  My children have been to this festival several times and enjoy the tradition.  Times change and the experiences you remember as a child may not be the same you have as an adult.  We have to set our expectations for traditions like these.

In a blended family we have traditions.  Our annual ski trip, Thanksgivings in Maui, and boating on Lake Champlain in the summer.  These are important journeys with which we identify our family.  We must be flexible in our traditions still… life will change and traditions must change with them.  We are not static beings and neither should our traditions be.

Riding Uncle Mo’s fun toys!