Adding more holidays

Caitlyn came home from school last week and announced, “It’s the first day of Hanukkah! Can we light candles?”

I figured, why not? So, our non-Jewish household has been lighting candles at dinnertime for the last week, one more each night. We’ve made a circle of tea lights since we don’t have a menorah, and Caitlyn – without any prompting – changes out the old lights for new ones every morning. I’ve found some blessings to read, and we’ve talked about Maccabees and miracles.

This morning, Caitlyn asked for a menorah for Christmas. So, she hasn’t thrown out the other holiday, just added a new one. I wonder if she’ll ask to celebrate Hanukkah next year?

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