Firstly…we don’t let strange men in costumes into our house in the middle of the night when we are sleeping. Ever.
Secondly…we are Jewish.
I have never felt envious of any of my friends who celebrated Christmas. I never felt like Hanukkah was not as “fun”…in fact, quite the opposite. I thoroughly enjoyed getting presents for 8 nights in a row. I thought it was kinda sad that my Christmas celebrating friends had only 1 day to get presents. I know Hanukkah is more of a subdued holiday…there aren’t as many decorations, our house wasn’t lighting up the night sky like the sun, but I appreciated it. We knew what Christmas was…although I don’t remember a time when I thought Santa was real. I remember when Auntie S thought so, but I don’t remember thinking it. We got to go to friend’s houses & see Santa & have dinner, and always I knew that Christmas was a holiday “they” were celebrating. We did Hanukkah.
Now that I have A, I can see why she’d think Christmas was cooler. There’s so many lights & decorations & things that will grab her short little attention span at every turn…but as parents, we get to teach her the fun of Hanukkah. I’m pretty excited to do that!
We started by showing A that if anyone knows bling…its the Jews…
Then we got to decorating!
And tonight…we had Gramma over to celebrate the 1st night of Hanukkah! It was great 🙂 A’s first present was from Gramma & here she is showing me how to multi-task!
Happy 1st Night everyone! Can’t wait for the next 7!