Ketchup With Us #8

Today we’re talking about family traditions during the holidays. Some of them have been passed down from generation to generation. Others are born suddenly when we decide to do something new on the spur of the moment. Some are time-honored and enveloped in sentiment. Others just make us pull out our hair and get fat. In any event, we all have them. And today Mel and I want to share ours with you … and invite you to do the same with us.

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Every year, my kids and I visit the mall to see Santa. (I’m lucky they still indulge me.) Afterwards, we get Frozen Eggnogs at the little frogurt stand next door. One day, I’m going to punch the owner, who refuses to rename his product, squarely in the jaw.


Hello? You’re behind Santa’s Village for crying out loud!

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“You’ve also got a typo in there, dumb ass!” I’ll yell over my shoulder, drunk with power …and possibly holiday spirits, as the mall cops drag me from the mall.

Oh, wait. You guys wanted happy? Fine. Fine. Far be it from me to Ebenezer up the place. Since I mentioned Santa pictures, please allow me to share the first one my kids ever took together and the last. (Here’s hoping I can get another one out of them this year.



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For a quick explanation of this link-up, click here. In short, Mel and I will post a picture or video with a writing prompt on the 1st and 15th of every month. You can write your entry in any form. We love creativity. And, with each prompt, we’ll feature a writer from the previous link-up. Which reminds me …

Our esteemed Ketchup With Us Featured Writer for today is …

KBar3 – MMR

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‘KETCHUP WITH US’ – Prompt #8

In 57 words or less, tell about one of your family’s holiday traditions. (NOTE: I didn’t say you had to LIKE the tradition.)



14 responses to “Ketchup With Us #8

  1. I’ve never had sex cake.

    His slices arent very big huh? The whole experience probably doesnt last long, and you know the queasy regretful feeling you get afterwards? And if in his (or his s.o.’s) experience, the CAKE is better…might be legit.

  2. Ah, a visit to the Mall Santa.. What a wonderful tradition, one fraught with comic possibilities! Great post!

  3. Yippee! It’s time to Ketchup again!

  4. I agree about the cake, but can’t get past ODNT Jr’s squishy, adorable baby-ness in the Santa picture.

  5. Why do I always seem to forget this challenge until I’m at least a day late?

    Bonus points for the pic of you with Santa. 🙂

  6. I love the first and last pictures of the kids. They don’t want to sit on Santa’s laps anymore:) Love the ketchup Santa!

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