When I was a kid, New Year's Eve was the night I was allowed to stay up as late as I possibly could. We would watch movies and play games and I would try to make it to midnight. I don't remember if I ever did.
Erik, age 4, is getting to do that for the first time tonight. When I asked him how late he would stay up, he said, "Until <deep breath> seven-thirty!!!!"
Shanna has never heard of this tradition. Anyone else aware of it?