We created an unplanned tradition when Ben turned 5. I wanted to do something special for him to show him how big he was getting. He was really into the TV show Full House at the time. So when we found out Dave Coulier aka Joey was doing a comedy tour and coming to Utah we thought it would be something really special for him. Luckily Dave Coulier is a clean comic and was wonderful with Ben. He was so sweet and made him feel really special.
So when Kaleb turned 5 I wanted something equally special for him. He has loved Ellie Goulding for most of his little life. We have a video of him at age 2 talking about her! So when we found out she was coming to Salt Lake I knew that was the perfect When I’m 5 experience for him. I was concerned to take him to a concert because he has always had sensory problems with loud noises and bright lights. And to say he was overwhelmed is an understatement! But as she soon as she stepped out on stage he was hooked. He just stared at her the whole time. It was so cute!
The when I’m 5 tradition has been a wonderful chance to really search out our kids inner interests and loves and help them to be able to develop them at a young age. When I was a teenager I read something about “Double Digits Trips”. When a child turns 10 they get to choose a place in the United States to go. The ocean, the Grand Canyon, whatever interests them. I’m excited to keep these traditions going with my kids and watch them grow and evolve. Who knows, maybe we’ll stumble onto more as they grow older!