When discussing the New Year’s festivities, my one son spoke up the other day. He recanted that it is the night where we have a candlelight dinner and we drink from fancy glasses sparkling cider. We also blow paper horns at midnight and mommy and daddy have the first kiss of the year. It was just something we did for fun, and to stay off the roads with drunk drivers. But, for my children, it is creating a lasting memory. They like drinking from the fancy glasses, they love the candlelit dinner and they love the sparkling cider’s pungent taste.
This year, why not find something that can be done that includes the kids. Rather than calling for a sitter and going out to drink, celebrate the beginning of another year with the children. They will appreciate it, and so will you. There will be laughs, pictures for the memory books, and lots of love to pass around. It really is the little things that count when it comes to celebrations and children.