This weekend, my son will sit in the tiny red rocking chair that his grandfather sat in as a baby. He will eat while sitting in a green high chair that his grandfather also used. His cousins have been in those chairs over the years, trying new foods and making messes and posing for photos. If it isn’t too cold, we may take him out to Allerton Park to see the Fu Dogs and other statues, which we do as a family just about every year around Thanksgiving. I hope to instill in him a respect and enjoyment of traditions, especially those passed down through family generations.