December 12, 2012

Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Baby Jesus

We're not really religious people. Or, to rephrase using the same words, we're really not religious people. We do, however, think that the kids should have some understanding of the meaning of the holidays. Which is why, after unwrapping the Baby Jesus and setting up the nativity scene by the tree, we lit the appropriate number of candles on the menorah.

Owen lit them then Beth asked him if he wanted to sing a Hanukkah song. He declined exclaiming No, daddy should sing a song. I was flustered and unprepared. But I found inspiration in the Fab Four.

Help, I need somebody,
Help, not just anybody,
Help, you know I need someone...Yahweh!

And then Owen blew out the candles on the menorah as though it was a cake.

So, apparently our holiday traditions now resemble a Beatles tribute band at a birthday party.

Posted by Chris at December 12, 2012 7:30 AM

We are the same type of family, not religious but think the kid needs to understand the meaning of the season. We discussed Chanukah, had latkes for dinner last night but didn't light the menorah (we also didn't have a dreidel, but we did sign the song!)

I kinda like your way better...I think we may adopt that next year!

Posted by: cyndy at December 12, 2012 10:38 AM

What makes traditions great are the people you share them with!! Get on with your bad selves Cactus-Fish Beatles Tribute Band! Happy Birthday Jesus (or something like that!)

Posted by: Kristin at December 12, 2012 10:47 AM

Love this. You crack me up!

Posted by: Brooke at December 12, 2012 12:50 PM

Children need continuity.. good to see you're keeping the Beatles theme going!

Posted by: Julee at December 12, 2012 12:58 PM

Very it!

Posted by: natalie at December 12, 2012 3:10 PM

Does this mean the Beatles really are bigger than Jesus?

What's on tap for Kwanzaa?

Posted by: alektra at December 13, 2012 10:20 AM