Friday, December 07, 2007


I picked the Littlest American up from daycare today and as we were leaving we had the following conversation:
- Can we have a menorah?
- Why, sweetie?
- Eli has one.
- Well Eli is Jewish and we're not. [I had just spoken with Eli's dad about the family Hannukah party they're going to tomorrow.]
- No, he's not!
- How do you know that?
- Well, . . . he . .. umm . . . doesn't TALK Jewish! So can we have a menorah?
- Do you know why people have a menorah in their house?
- It's for Hannukah.
- What do you know about Hannukah?
- It lasts 8 days and you light a candle every day, and you get a present every day, but there's one extra candle on the menorah. So we need a menorah for Hannukah!
- You do know Hannukah already started?
- Oh, no and we didn't get our Christmas tree yet!
- Christmas tree?
- Yes. You HAVE to have a Christmas tree for Hannukah!
Hannukahmas indeed, or is it Chrismukkah? Happy Holidays, anyway to one and all!


Maddy said...

Well technically speaking the littlest American should know best, it's probably a generational thing rather than a cultural thing!

Glad we're not the only ones who didn't manage to put a Christmas tree up during Thanksgiving! Damned foreigners!

This is my calling card or link"Whittereronautism"until blogger comments get themselves sorted out.

Anonymous said...

It's a good thing when children can grow up to learn and respect each others traditions and cultures and a bit of mixing together can only be beneficial.

Anonymous said...

Crafty! I have a little menorah which used to belong to my late Uncle Tom. My mum always thinks we have Jewish roots.

Crystal xx

Casdok said...

And happy holidays to you!

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