Festive Friday

No Flashback today, because Tad has preempted it.

Every year, the kids come home from school with some kind of craft that they have made and wrapped up at school as a present for Mom and Dad.  Last year, Ane made a calendar that we used over by the computer for the year.  Sometimes it’s just a cute Christmas ornament – I have a snowflake made out of popsicle sticks (painted white and adorned with blue buttons) that Tad made two years ago at preschool.

Ane has already slipped something into her Dad’s stocking this week from school, and came home with a flat package that she tried to put under the tree.  I made her put it in her room so Rerun wouldn’t open it before Christmas.

Tad came home with his gift yesterday, and I had been forewarned about the packaging.

My son, my little Christmas elf, who loves our Christmas tree and its bright lights and ornaments… this is what he drew on the brown paper bag that is holding his gift to us:

Yes, he drew that himself – and put the glitter on, too.  No, they have not discussed Hanukkah at school.  So where did he learn what a menorah looks like?

From Elmo, of course!

We have the Elmo’s World: Happy Holidays! DVD and that’s all Tad needed to learn what a menorah looks like.  Although when I asked him what it was, he told me it was a “candlestick.”

Okay, so he really doesn’t get it, but that’s fine.  It’s a good-looking menorah!

He drew Christmas stockings on the other side of the bag, but they are mostly covered by the gift tag.

When we open the bag, I may cut the picture of the menorah out and save it for posterity.  But if not, I’ve got the picture.

And if Elmo could just make a DVD teaching math, I think we’ll be all set.  After all, if Elmo can teach kids about using the potty, surely he can cover addition and subtraction… right??

One Response to “Festive Friday”

  1. Aunt Lynda
    December 16th, 2011 07:00

    The teacher probably thinks you are Jewish! Well done, Tad!