You see, when George and I lived in Cape Breton, we also celebrated Chinese New Year. It turns out that he and I have the same ideas when it comes to allowing our daugthers to experience different cultures. In true George fashion, we had in-depth information regarding some of the traditions that coincide with this holiday, and we turned it into a teaching experience for our kids. I got on board and provided the necessities for the experience. They loved it. The Chinese traditions are family oriented and so are George and I. They have a great focus on gatherings with family and enjoying quailty time together. Plus, it doesn't hurt to eat some things a little out of your normal cuisines.
When people try things new that they have never done before, it is much better when you have people to share the experience with. In our case, it was an experience with those that we love the most.
Anyhow, tonight, I decorated with red and gold; had a lucky banner and to complete the affair, we bought a gold bunny with a red ribbon around its neck. Aside from the gastronomical experience, we also included fortune cookies. We played a game and then we ended the evening.
The point I am trying to make is that sometimes you should travel outside your comfort zone, in order to experience something new. We didn't travel far, not even outside our own home, but we did enjoy what we did. Try different foods. Experience different cultures. Sure, mashed potatoes and roast beef are extra yummy, but so is Thai food, Sushi(yum), and Indian Food. You do not have to leave the country to learn about other cultures; you could read about them on the internet or get a book from the library. Any way you look at it, any quality time you spend with your family is better than anything, and it pays off in dividends. GREAT MEMORIES!!
Happy Does It!