I don’t know how you feel about the year ending, but I feel a little sentimental. Watching the highlight reels of who died this year pushed me into a reflective mood. This year, my sons will spend New Year’s Eve with their dad, but even if we were together they’re much too old now to celebrate the way they used to: by eating Macaroni & Cheese in the Bathtub, surrounded by tea lights as they toasted with sparkling cider. They still talk about this adventure in reverent tones, though, and I know we’re linked together by the crazy, fun moments. Even when we’re far apart.
When they were younger, play was their work. Now we have to schedule time for play, between rehearsals, homework, appointments, and practices. As college looms closer on our family horizon, I’m reminded of the importance of play in our memories, building intimacy. Writing for weeAdventure is about sharing the places and play we’ve enjoyed. Thanks for coming along for the ride — there’s so much more to experience in the coming year.
Wherever — and however — you celebrate the beginning of 2015, be sure to follow my grandmother’s advice and eat enjoy something with lentils to ensure good luck.
From my family to yours, Happy weeAdventure New Year.