Saturday, December 12, 2009

Happy Hanukkah!

Happy Hanukkah everyone!

And on a side note--Superman already made his plea for one of his parents to convert this year (just one--nobody wants to give up Christmas). Eight nights of gifts? What could be better than that? And the dreidel game is always a big winner.

So, I responded with my stock answer--let's learn a bit more about the Jewish faith. And when I reminded them who in our family celebrates Hanukkah, it seemed to make things worse. Like my kids are SO close to celebrating two gift-giving holidays...but don't.

I'm looking forward to our family traditions--cookies and driving around to see holiday lights, caroling and pageants. New PJs at Christmas Eve, and lots of family. What holiday traditions are you looking forward to?


  1. We Celebrate Hanukkah and xmas. Mostly, I look forward to quality time with family and friends. And hopefully not eating to many Blintzes.

  2. Thanks! On H. we bring out he dreidles and all the other spinning toys and we fry lots of things in oil. The hard part of celebrating this holiday for me is that it is not my tradition, it is my husbands, but I would like my kids to look forward to it and he does not want to make it like Christmas. Fair enough. So I'm trying to give it's own special traditions. Hence the spinning toys and oily deliciousness. I'm looking forward to Latkes tonight.

  3. I love spending quality time with family. It's a lot of celebrating though. We get together with my dad, stepmom and family one night, my mom and sister another, and the inlaws another! Plus a Christmas brunch with cousins. We usually meet with about 30 cousins in Wisconsin for a big celebration the weekend after Christmas, but a cousin is getting married that weekend instead!
    It's incredibly hectic, but good times.

  4. Paul--Holidays are such a great excuse to visit with friends and family.

  5. Tina--It sounds like you are doing a great balancing act. Special traditions are something your kids will always remember!

  6. Wow--Your holidays are filled with family. I love it that the cousins have a hang-out time. It sounds busy in a wonderful way!