Yesterday in our son’s grade one class the teacher asked each child to share one special activity they enjoy over the holidays. Our son said, “We do that thing, you know, where you do it once every night before the holiday comes. I can’t remember what that thing is called.”

“A menorah?” asked the teacher.

“Yes.” He answered.

“So you celebrate Hanukkah?” she asked him.

“Yes. Yes we do,” he said.

Oh holy Hosanna. The activity he was looking for was, opening a door of the advent calendar!

“Do we celebrate Kwanzaa mummy?” he asked us later that day.

“No hun, we don’t.”

“Why?” he asked.

“Well, we’re not from Africa,”I explained.

“Do you hafta be from Africa?? Can’t we celebrate it anyway.”

“Um. I guess we can.” *Mental note: buy some black, red and green candles…

Merry Hanukwanzza everyone! 😉


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