When I think about my childhood, and what I remember most fondly, it’s the small things repeated over and over again. Things we like to call traditions. I remember: Going to Caloundra with my extended family for September holidays; Mum buying pink milk for a holiday treat; Dad buying me ice-cream after every holiday swim; Picking a cake from the Woman’s Weekly Children’s Cake Book; Christmas-time; A block of chocolate, all for me, at Easter; Choosing my birthday dinner; Bible stories at night; Watching Where Eagles Dare when I was 15; Eating my Grandmother’s tuna fried rice; The Farm visits.
Suzy, a Be A Fun Mum reader, wrote to me about a tradition she shares with her children.
My sister loved Suzy’s idea and did ‘100 balloons’ for her daughter’s birthday. Her daughter (pictured) woke up at 4.30am, saw the balloons, and thought she was in a dream, only to wake a few hours later to find the balloons still there. It was a hit!