Thursday, December 18, 2008

When Christmas Met Chanukah

Harrison attends a Jewish Nursery School where I work. I love the learning he receives from the Jewish faith at school. Judaism puts great value in family and education and is rich in custom and tradition plus I feel it's the foundation of our/his Christian faith.

But once in a while, the two worlds collide. A few weeks ago, I  chased down my child only to find him in the Rabbi's office talking about Jesus with the him and his daughter. As the Rabbi put it, "we're talking over philosophy and theology".

So it wasn't surprising yesterday when one of the teachers walked up to the G.I.D. and me right before Harrison's Chanukah program to tell us what he just said to her:

Harrison: "Jesus's birthday is coming next-later!"

Teacher: "Yeah, that's right." puts her finger to her lips, "Shhh."

Hey, at least he didn't announce it over the microphone.

I better not give him any ideas...

Harrison motioning "I Love You" to me before he started singing.

 He LOVES to sing, can you tell?
The Dreidel song
Waiting for his Latkes, applesauce and sour cream (they also served pizza but Harrison snarfed down eight latkes and snubbed the pizza.) And for those of you who are not familiar with Judaism, Harrison is wearing a headband with a candle on it representing the eight candles that are lit throughout Chanukah.
So to all of our Jewish friends, Happy Hanukkah!


Elaine A. said...

Great pictures of his program and of all the kids. That is so cool that he gets to learn about ALL the traditions.

Happy Holidays! : )

HipMomma said...

He is one precious adorable boy.

Harris Family said...

Love it!! I love how he told "Jesus birthday is "next-later"!! It reminds me how Ryan says "Nexterday" for yesterday!! I love the way our boys talk!

I'll have to try the eggnog latte. Sounds yummy. So does the hazelnut cream!

Harrison is so cute up on the stage!

carrie said...

I love "next-later" and I love, love, love that he was signing "I love you" to sweet is that?!

Yara said...

oh too cute!