Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Hanukkah Meme

Thanks to Homeshuling for her Holiday version of the Jewish Mommy Meme. My answers below. Post yours in comments!

One menorah, or several? Hillel or Shammai? (just kidding about that part)
We have three. Oil for Abba, Candle for Imma, Stuffed for Chamudi.

Do you buy your children gifts for every night of Chanukah?
Yes, but many are small, and some are from grandparents.

Do you and your spouse/partner or any other adults in your life exchange gifts?
Yes, either we buy each other a gift or we go in together on something bigger for the family.

Special family chanukah traditions?
Abba makes latkes and sufganiyot, and we have at least one Shabbat meal that is unrepentantly fried.

Latkes or sufganiyot? If latkes, sour cream or applesauce?
We love both! We're more of an applesauce crowd for latkes, though.

Favorite chanukah book?
Runaway Dreidl

Do you actually play dreidl? If so, what do you use for counters?
We spin, but don't count with Chamudi yet. If with cousins, we use candy.

What relationship, if any, do you have with Christmas and all things Christmas-y?
None! Though I like the songs...


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Doors open @ 6PM
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lars shalom said...

merry merry holidays

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