The cure to my major case of hormonal grumpiness yesterday was being seriously goofy with my husband last night. I'm feeling much better today, thanks.
Bethiclaus posted the other day about a Christmas tradition in her family. Her family's tradition (a family ornament) was very sweet. Our family tradition is seriously dorky, but fun. Also, weird.
You see, a few years ago around Christmas we somehow got a stuffed mouse toy from a Burger King kids meal. It's a really ugly little thing, but mostly round and fun to throw around. So that year we started throwing it at each other, and sneak attacks were always the best. If the other person didn't see it coming and you managed to hit them with the mouse, it would cause an eruption of laughter. We would also hide it places so you would find the mouse when you least expected it. It was all a lot of fun.
After Christmas that year we packed the mouse toy away with the Christmas lights by accident. The next year when we opened the box containing the lights there it was, and the fun started all over again. That year we purposely packed the mouse away with the lights, and this has now become our family tradition around Christmas.
Well, last night Aaron started pulling out the Christmas lights and suddenly I got beaned in the side of the head by the mouse (it's tiny and couldn't hurt a fly even at the highest speed we can throw it, so it didn't hurt). And the fun started. We chased each other around the apartment, hiding around corners so that we could do surprise attacks on the other person. The fun ended when the mouse almost landed on Aaron's slice of pumpkin pie, but there are many more nights of mouse-throwing to come. It usually ends on New Years day when we pack up the decorations, so there's more than a month of this fun left. I absolutely love it!
So - any other weird holiday traditions out there?