Last night, Daniel tried to put brown marker on our cat’s white fur. And that’s after he chased her up and down the stairs in an attempt to “race.” While the energy might have been the result of the sugar he consumed at the cookie decorating party we attended earlier that day, I think it is safe to say that someone is VERY excited about the holidays.
While the daily increase in excitement and energy can be exhausting for the adults (and cats), it’s sweet to see. Daniel really gets the holidays this year. And no, he doesn’t yet understand the history and meaning of the holidays but associates them with Santa Claus and presents; it is sweet and somehow satisfying to see him rip into a gift. It’s a purity of enthusiasm and delight that lasts only a short while.
And he had us in stitches over his answer to what the meaning of Christmas is: Hanukkah!
E. keeps telling us that he’s “only excited about my train bridge I asked for from Santa, not my stocking or my other presents”. I’m guessing he’ll change his mind on the day…
Ha — the answer to the “what is the meaning of American Chanukkah” question is usually Christmas.
May all of you (including the cat) have a wonderful Christmas.