10 Traditions That Make My Family, Family
Start writing a post
Sports

10 Traditions That Make My Family, Family

Growing up would have been different if it weren't for these traditions.

62
10 Traditions That Make My Family, Family
Lindsey Lee Photography

Everybody has those family things that are just apart of the fabric of their family. These might be traditions during the holiday season, a food dish, or a sport that a majority of the members of the family play. Whatever it is, it is important to your family, and that makes it important to you. So here are a list of 10 things that I and my family find important.

1. Crawfish

Whether it is in an étouffée or in a gumbo or just boiled, crawfish is fantastic, and any chance we can my family will try to enjoy these tasty crustaceans (except for my dad, who does not like them boiled).

2. Random board game nights

So we have I don't know how many board games: the Game of Things, Monopoly, Apples to Apples, etc. But, we aren't one of those game-night-every-week kind of families, it's more of a random, once every month (maybe) type thing. But, you can bet that when we do play, we have a hilarious time!

3. Come and give me a hug!

My family does hugs and kisses - kind of like Italians. But, we are not Italian (even though my dad looks Italian)...not that that would be a bad thing.

4. "Hey! Come here Jeremy, Kourtney, Lindsey, LEXEY! Whoever you are!

Having four kids obviously does something to the brain. Whenever you were needed, nine times out of ten your name was not the name called. Add in three grandchildren and a dog and it does't get any easier!

5. We are "that family" in the restaurant

We can't help it, we are loud, there's a lot of us!

6. Alabama football

Roll Tide! That's all that need be said.

7. Birthdays

We may not go big for birthdays, but we do love to celebrate them, no matter how old you are!

8. Basketball

My mom, my aunts, my cousins, and one of my sisters played, and both my dad and brother coached and played (that's my brother in the picture, back in his high school days!). I, sadly, did not get the basketball gene, but I do love to watch it, especially when it is connected to my family somehow! Go Cougars!

9. Christmas Eve service

For as far back as I can remember, my family has gone to the Christmas Eve service at our church. It is something we all love to do, and the candlelight part is my personal favorite moment of the entire program.

10. The Pile Up

In some families, your parents bedroom is like a no fly zone; in my family that is not the case. Whenever I, or any of my siblings, or, for that matter all my siblings at the same time, need to talk to my parents it probably will end up taking place in my parent's room with us all fighting for spots on their bed. It might be a little quirky but I am glad we have those times!

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Religion

God, What's Next?

What you're probably asking yourself during your season of waiting.

79
God, What's Next?

We spend most of our lives waiting for something. Maybe you're waiting for a job opportunity to open up, or for a professor to email you back because you procrastinated on your assignment, or maybe you're waiting for the next chapter in your life to start. Whatever the case maybe be for you I want to let you know that your season of waiting is not in vain! It may seem like it but your season of waiting is a crucial part in your walk with Christ. You may not have a walk with Christ and I encourage you to be open to starting a relationship with him but even your time of waiting isn't in vain. Waiting is a hard thing to do but it is so worth it in the end. The Bible even tells us this in Ecclesiastes.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Reasons Why Taking A Girls Trip Is Always A Good Idea

After all, laughter is the best medicine.

453
Reasons Why Taking A Girls Trip Is Always A Good Idea
Libby Redd

Sometimes all you need is a weekend to be in the presence of your best friends.

Keep Reading... Show less
Ethan Menzies

*Cue Epic Newsroom Music*

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

4th Of July Is The Best Time To Vacation

The 4th of July is truly an amazing time to be with the people who make you feel the most alive and appreciate all the freedom that we do have.

1473
4th Of July Is The Best Time To Vacation

My family doesn’t vacation much. But my earliest childhood memory of vacation is going down to the beach for the 4th of July.

Keep Reading... Show less
Swoon

Is Meaningful Casual Sex A Paradox?

Why noncommittal sex is more complicated than we'd like to think.

7308

I lost my virginity to a graduate student from Los Angeles. We’d met at a rundown cafe whose Yelp page complained of an alleged rat infestation. His name was Ken and he was 25. What drew me to him was the peculiar way his mouth was perpetually fixed into a sideways, half-moon shape that was like a smirk but without any trace of smugness. But the two most striking parts of Ken by far were the dinner plate roundness of his face and his small, expressionless teddy bear eyes. Of the things that mattered to him, there was his best friend, a college dropout who sold computer parts in Toronto, and sex.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments