Freeform Katia

December 1, 2006

indoctrination

Filed under: family, maja, musings — freeformkatia @ 8:44 am

Families have traditions. Some are stranger than others. In my family, for example, we always had leftover birthday cake for breakfast the day after someone’s birthday. When Richard was first exposed to this ritual he balked — but soon caved and now he, too, expects “cake for breakfast”. Makes perfect sense to me.

I also believe that there’s nothing wrong with pizza for breakfast, or having, just for the sake of argument, a small piece of chocolate first thing in the morning. This latter activity was facilitated in my childhood by the onset of December and the arrival of the Advent Calendars which were delivered in the middle of the night by angels. Oh imagine our childish glee on the morning of December 1!

Today of course is December 1. And Maja was introduced to her Advent Calendar. And indoctrinated into the tradition of having a piece of chocolate first thing in the morning during this festive month. Might as well start her out young…

What’s with the hat, you ask? It’s leftover from a classmate’s birthday party at school and Maja still insists on wearing it.

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3 Comments »

  1. I love looking for any excuse to eat cake or chocolate in the mornings. I might have to borrow those traditions for my own.

    As for pizza for breakfast. It was my absolute favourite thing to do while growing up. We loved pizza night because we knew that meant leftover pizza for breakfast the next day.

    Our advent tradition was to make a paper chain out of construction paper and tear one off every day. That was fun!

    Comment by Laura — December 1, 2006 @ 12:26 pm

  2. I was lucky enough to get a piece of workplace donated fudge brownie to accompany my 8am coffee… mmmmmm

    Comment by freeformkatia — December 1, 2006 @ 1:05 pm

  3. I surely see the Cindy Lou resembelence in this picture!

    Comment by xanga.com/jgeb — March 15, 2007 @ 1:58 pm


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