"What Were We Thinking?"
Have you ever tried something new or different during the Christmas holidays? Does the phrase “What were we thinking?” ring a bell for you?
Yeah, same here! One year our family decided we would start a new tradition. We decided we would go Christmas caroling. I don’t mean with a big church group or other organized singers. I mean just nine of us. This group included four older adults and our five 18-25 yr. old kiddos.
We practiced for all of thirty minutes which also included picking out the songs we thought we could handle.
We dressed warmly, and best I remember looked the parts of real carolers. That’s about it!
Keelie sang really well!! But the rest of us pretty much added no musical talent whatsoever. Wait…I take that back. Greg’s guitar playing was awesome!
We sang for the lady who babysat all our children. We sang for a grandparent. Of course, they loved it! Their "kids" will always be adorable and talented in their eyes.
We sang for some residents of the nursing home. Of course, they loved it! Not sure how many could really hear us. They were so precious though.
After we called it a night (which didn’t take too long), we came to the consensus that our new tradition had been fun! Yes, even if it was just a one-year gig!