Yay Chanukah!!! Chanukah is so much fun for us and it is somehow amped up through the year because we have about 6 children's books about Chanukah that my daughter reads periodically. One she really loves partly because she thinks the parents look like me and her dad. Seriously, we are stocked for Chanukah books and she has another one with a dreidel in the spine that spins. She went nuts when we actually lit the menorah last year. Having read about lighting a menorah at least once a week for an entire year!
And now I remember that it is the only Jewish holiday (or holiday, period--we didn't even do Thanksgiving!) my lazy immediate family celebrates. God, we're like the anti-tradition family. We're like Chinese Communists during the cultural revolution. Yet, how I love the absence of birthdays, Christmas and every other possible celebration or event in our lives. To be honest, we just forget. We forget about Fourth of July and Black Friday and would forget Christmas if anyone would let us.
At least we do Chanukah! That's a start I guess! Kids probably need tradition so we should work on this issue.
Oh, I forgot Halloween. We did do Halloween.