|Is this not the cutest pinata ever?|
So, today, upon arriving home at 4:30 and discovering that I had somehow left my cell phone back at work, my mind immediately jumped to taking the whole family out for dinner on the way back to work to get my phone. And, then, my husband suggested Mexican, you know, since it's Cinco de Mayo.
And boom! The whole evening became a celebration! One that I hope we'll continue next year, because it turned out to be pretty fun!
We stopped by my school, let Flanna play in the sensory room for a few minutes, headed to Torrero's (where red, green, and white balloons were everywhere), and chowed down on some chips, cheese dip, and amazing carnitas. And suddenly, as I watched Flanna gingerly dip a tortilla chip in warm cheese, I was picturing us doing the same thing next year, and maybe getting a pinata for Flannery's class for Cinco de Mayo, too. And wearing giant sombreros out to dinner. (Okay, maybe we won't go that far, but the pinata's a good idea, right?)
Create new traditions. On the fly. Whenever you want. 'Cause you're fun like that.
50 bonus points to the person who can tell me the reason we celebrate Cinco de Mayo, without googling it! (I mistakenly thought it was Mexican independence day! Have I mentioned I'm terrible at history?)