Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Wordful Wednesday -- It's a Tradition!!

It's Wednesday....the middle of the week....once we get past noon we will be closer to the weekend than Monday!! Why is it that we long for the weekends?? Is it true--- "Everybody's working for the weekend"..? (come on you know you just started singing that song) Wednesday also means "Wordful Wednesday" at Seven Clown Circus. I always have so much fun with this because I.love.to.talk. Not much else to say about that!!

This is one of our long standing traditions. My dad always makes the mashed potatoes...no matter what holiday, no matter who's house we are at. Actually, my grandfather and my dad used to do it together, and then it became my dad and my "thing" and now it's my dad and Cj's. Don't mess with my dad (he's "Gamps" to the kids) when it comes to the mashed potatoes... he takes great pride in them....and eats it up (literally) when all of us ooh and ahh over how scrumptous they taste!! See below how he is pouring in the warmed buttermilk at just the right intervals (he's an aeronautical engineer--a mathematician; so yes, he does calculate the right intervals). And let me just tell you...I know they are only mashed potatoes--but dad makes a mean batch of warm, buttery, salty (but not too much), milky, soft mashed poatoes!!!

And CJ is so proud of the fact that Gamps has let him join in with the tradition; he is so proud that Gamps actually lets him mix/beat the potatoes.....actually, what CJ doesn't realize is that Gamps probably couldn't wait for CJ to want to join in!!
I love traditions... I love to get excited about them and I love to see my kids getting excited about them... Do you all have any fun traditions that always stick out?? How many of you watch "A Christmas Story" for 24hrs straight every year??

18 comments:

Cheryl Lage said...

Oh my goodness, seeing Gamps hand so tenderly placed on your son's back just warmed my holiday heart!

We're still developing traditions, but LOVE this post! :)

(Popping over from 7 Clown Circus ;))

rachael said...

what a sweet and tender moment captured!

Rachel said...

This is awesome! I want that recipe for the potatoes please!!!!

And I love the artwork displayed on your cabinets!!!

Brandy said...

What a wonderful tradition! Great pictures!

Live.Love.Eat said...

Sweet tradition!!!! We don't have too many yet. But we do put out a plate chips & diet coke for Daddy, I mean Santa, when he puts all the presents under the tree on Xmas eve. We figure Santa has enough cookies and milk everywhere else. We also enjoy Xmas morning just the 3 of us before everyone else comes over and joins in.

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

Great tradition - I see we were thinking alike posting about food. I suppose I am not surprised that you aren't cooking! LOL

Letti said...

These pictures are priceless.

Emily said...

ohh i love traditions.. we are starting to form ours... but we have lots with my mom and dad and his parents.. gramps hand on your sons back is pricelesss and precious!

Indigo Children said...

those are priceless pictures. Your son looks so happy and your dad seems very patient :)

April said...

Sounds yummy. Everyone keeps talking about mashed potatoes lately. I need to make some tonight because I'm totally craving them right now.

Drama Mama said...

Every year Grandaddy calls on Christmas Eve to tell the kids that he saw Santa flying overhead and that the big guy is headed our way! The kids gets so excited and get straight in the bed!

Amy McMean a.k.a McSunshine said...

thats super cool. I'm sure your dad loves having CJ help now. the cool thing is one day (a long way down the road) CJ will be showing his children how to make mashed potatoes.

I have one tradition now. Christmas shopping with my best guy friend Mike. We go tomorrow. I'm excited.

Kristin said...

What a great tradition. Baking cookies with the boys tonight. A tradition I hope they will continue to love.

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

love this - and the guiding arm!!

Lori of I'm no super Mom said...

How GREAT! Love the pics!

Michelle said...

Gotta love traditions that can be passed on to the kids.

Octamom said...

A Christmas Story addict here!

Blessings!

Casey's trio said...

There is nothing better than yummy mashed potatoes...one of my fave comfort foods:)