Last week at Pumpkin's school holiday concert, the mother of a boy who is in love with Pumpkin approached me and laughed about the fact that her son plans to go to synagogue with Pumpkin on Saturdays. Pumpkin apparently made me look good by telling the boy that this is what we do on Saturdays. Uhhhhmmmm, we don't do this. Ever. She LIED! To impress a boy?
Chichi is eating cereal now, and can sit up for several minutes at a time. As per the last developmental update on her, I know this is only interesting to my parents, but I do want to have some written record of when she started doing things. I wasn't a blogger during Pumpkin's baby stage, leaving me with only my memory for such info. I think she sat up at two months and started walking at five months. Sound about right?
I was formulating a post in my head about Hanukkah vs. Christmas, and how they should never be compared seeing as Christmas will always win out due to the month-long build-up, whimsical characters, ambient lights, etc., but I'm actually thinking of retracting those thoughts. I guess they're still true to me, but I don't feel all jaded and disgruntled enough to write a rant about it. Hanukkah has actually been fun this year. We had a family party which was ok, but the kids really enjoyed it, which made it a success. We've been lighting the menorah, singing songs, and giving Pumpkin a present every night, which has her anticipating her nightly Hanukkah event with excitement. Tonight was a bit of an exception because she woke up grumpy from a nap, told me that she didn't like her gift, and gave it back to me. On the upside, I can still re-gift it tomorrow, being the eighth night. I also find the pace of Hanukkah gift-giving to be better than a bombardment of presents all at once. Thinking back to her last birthday party, Pumpkin wasn't able to enjoy all her gifts, and didn't play with some of them until months later. One per night seems to work, even if I am stuck with a box of rejected finger puppets.
Remember the promise of mermaid barbie dolls in exchange for successful potty training? Doesn't work. Save your money. I've gone through three princess, two Disney videos, and promises of everything and everything, but I'm still up to my elbows in crap. Hating life a little for a few minutes a day.
Last year's new year's resolution was to shred my papers. Never did it. Don't even care.
As you can tell, I've got nothin'. If I don't come up with anything new this week, Happy New Year! See you in 2009....