I have been reading some discussion on how different family celebrate their holidays when more then one faith is in the household. I thought I would take some time to share how we celebrate in our family and household. The first thing I would say is that Holidays are supposed to be fun. If it is not fun then it needs to change. These are celebrations, weather they are religious or secular to us, they are intended to be a time of joy and community. If they are not fun and joyous then whatever is the point?
When we were blessed with Little DH and I realized that this was our family and we can have what ever traditions we want. The ones we cherish from our own childhood would stay, others would go and we would fill in the spaces with still more that we came across. There are many people in my life who do not have the same beliefs as mine. I love these people and enjoy holidays with them people. I don’t feel it is conflict of interest or beneath me in anyway to celebrate their beliefs and honor them as I ask them to do for me.
This morning Little and I went to our friends house and had a lovely egg hunt. Tomorrow we will have Easter brunch with my family. Yesterday we talked about Passover and several weeks ago we spoke of the balance in life and the change of season when day equals night. Of course Little is young so I don’t go that much into it with her, but hopefully she is understanding that it is OK to have different beliefs and that we can still all love each other and celebrate together.