Shark Week is Coming

Shark Week will soon be upon us. How do you plan on celebrating? Are you a traditionalist or do you free style?

Here at our house with start decorating about the middle of June.  We start out by putting out our indoor decorations.  But soon the project moves outside.

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The Wife didn't want the Jaws on our front door this year, but I hung it on our bedroom door.
The Wife didn’t want the Jaws on our front door this year, but I hung it on our bedroom door.

We’re pretty traditional so we celebrate the Twelve Days of Shark Week which culminates on Shark Week Premiere Sunday. Maybe you incorporate these traditions in your home?

  • Nightly family reading of Peter Benchley’s “JAWS” with a different family member reading each night after dinner.
  • We don our Shark Apparel.
    We don our Shark Apparel.

     

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      We light the Traditional Chum Candle.
      • Each night each family member (starting with the youngest) picks their favorite Shark Week episode of the past and we all watch it together.  In nontraditional households, the reading of “JAWS” is replaced by more episodes.

       

      • We also play “Pin the  Shark” with the kids.

      Click to enlarge and print.
      Click to enlarge and print.
    • We also exchange Shark Presents.
    The Daughter wants a new pair of Shark Crocs.
    The Daughter wants a new pair of Shark Crocs.
    Last year the wife got a sexy Shark Lamp for the bedroom.
    Last year the wife got a sexy Shark Lamp for the bedroom.
    • On Shark Week Premier Night we eat the traditional Shark Cake with Gummy Sharks.
      On Shark Week Premier Night we eat the traditional Shark Cake with Gummy Sharks.

     

    Our Hispanic neighbors hang their Shark Pinata.
    Our Hispanic neighbors hang their Shark Pinata.

 

 SOME MOVIES TO WATCH DURING SHARK WEEK

Sharknado AND Sharknado II
Open Water
JAWS II II III IV

What movies do your families watch?

 

 

 

The Twelve Things of Thanksgiving

Sing it Pilgrims, you know the tune….

The first thing on Thanksgiving we had so much to do….

One frozen turkey thawing in the sink


Two pecan pies
Three folding chairs
Four honey hams

FIVE PUMPKIN PIES!!!!

Six hours of football
Seven cups of taters
Eight layers of bean dip
Nine month old screaming
Ten cups of stuffing
Eleven place mats missing
Twelve people coming

-Rosie (Age 11)