Monday, January 12, 2009

The Red Plate Special

In our household, when someone has a special day or has accomplished something extra special they are rewarded with dinner arriving on the red plate. There is only one and the recipient usually does not know they are getting it until their dinner arrives at the table. The red plate does not come out every week. It is much more magical because you never know when it is going to appear but it is always welcomed with smiles and applause and makes dinner that night just a bit more special. In the case of the Frog Princess, she also gets her milk in a small wine glass we have reserved just for her on red plate nights.

What kind of fun family traditions do you have?

11 comments:

KGW said...

That is so sweet! You know, you never cease to amaze me with your creative ideas. You just keep on filling up my bag of tricks for motherhood. I can't say that my husband and I have any special traditions. He kisses me every morning before he goes to work.

Pink & Green Mama said...

That sounds like a pretty good one to me!! My hubby gives me a smooch too but I'm a big sleeping lump in a dark bedroom when he heads out for the day. So my response is usually a friendly "rrmmphh" : )

Coffee Slut said...

That is such a sweet idea, wish I'd known about it when my son was small!
I used to write little notes on a napkin and tuck it into his lunch bag ...until he got old enough to be embarrased by it!
Have a great week!

KGW said...

Tag, you're it. I just gave you a fab blog award. http://joanofalltrades.blogspot.com/2009/01/timeout-tuesday-tagged-again.html

Court said...

That is neat. My family is a little too little for traditions yet but I did teach my toddler how to shake her booty. At least I have my priorities straight.

Jillene said...

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What a GREAT idea!! I think I need to get me a red plate and start that tradition in my family!!

Alyson (New England Living) said...

That is such a cool idea! Well done!

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

That is an awesome idea! And of course I love red!

Jen said...

That's a great idea!! I think my older one would moan every time she didn't get it, although i could use this as a lesson to teach her to be happy for others!!! Might try it and see what happens!! Thanks for sharing!

Jen at
Creative and Curious Kids!!

Swapna Raghu Sanand said...

What a sweet idea!

Danya Banya said...

Love this idea! You've inspired me to start this tradition for my family, except our plate isn't red. I've just blogged about it here: http://www.danyabanya.com/2012/10/the-special-plate.html, linking back to you of course :)
xx
Danya

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