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A “Real Chanukah”

Thursday, 6 December 2007

Our first night of Chanukah was wonderful. PC and I were both home early in order to “do Chanukah.” It was Peach’s first Chanukah…and he slept through it. Which was rather convenient as it allowed us to focus on the two older kids. With joy we lit the chanukiot (plural of chanukiah, or chanukah menorah) and the kids opened some gifts. After making “thank you” calls, we settled in for a fierce game of dreidle.

Last night was the antithesis of that wonderful first night. Neither PC nor I was able to get home at a reasonable hour. In fact, it was already after bedtme when we arrived. The kids were flying higher than kites … chomping at the bit to “do Chanukah.” We pulled the, out of bed, lit the candles, hastily opened presents, and hurried them back to bed.

Sounds a lot calmer the way I tell it here…

In any event, Poppyseed woke up this morning with a complaint on her lips:

We DIDN”T have REAL Chanukah last night!

“Yes, we did. We lit the candles, remember Poppyseed?”

NO! We lit the candles and opened presents and went to bed. We didn’t play DREIDLE. Harumph!

A digruntled four year old is certainly a force with whom I dared not vex so early in the day.

Bubbe’s got dreidles for you tonight, my love. And latkes.”

Applesauce too?

“Yes,” I smiled, “applesauce too.”

Chappy Chanukah!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Kaan permalink
    Wednesday, 12 December 2007 7:18 pm

    Hi Sarah,
    Actually this is not comment, I just need some help. I got your blog when I was searching in google to explaining of some quotes.
    Please if you have time, can you explain to this quote “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.”
    I think you have some good idea about it, becasue you put it on your web page.

  2. Frume Sarah permalink
    Tuesday, 18 December 2007 3:41 pm

    Thank Kaan!

    The message that Wilde teaches us is that every person is unique and therefore unreplicatable. We should strive to be ourselves because we can’t be any one other than ourselves. We would only be a pale imitation.

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