we had our traditions
when we were raising our family
sometimes we would be with extended family.
sometimes it would be just us.
then we moved to a place where we didn't have anyone but us.
but we still celebrated holidays together.
there were five, then four, then three. now two.
and we are more flexible. it's not that we don't have traditions, we just know that things change.
and we would rather create our own new traditions than take the leftovers of the day.
this time of life when you have to share your family with others,
you never get used to it.