Which means they will miss out on the reunion dinners, red packets, traditional Chinese new year dishes, time with family . They won't even begin to understand the significance of "Shou Ye", which is the practice of staying up all night so one's parents will live a long and fruitful life, nor the significance of "Ren Ri", celebrated on the 7th day of the Lunar new year, also known as everyone's birthday; the day when everyone grows one year older.
I have too many wonderful childhood memories of Chinese New Year to let this all go. Perhaps it is recent wedding celebrations, or perhaps it is age (which I prefer to call it maturity) that has resulted in a deeper appreciation for traditions. Whatever it is, I intend to keep celebrating for years to come.