For Hanukkah this year we were very intentional with the presents we gave Bram. We celebrated each night by lighting the candles on the Menorah and saying the blessing at sunset. Then he opened one gift which was a great way for him to focus and play and enjoy that one thing while Lee prepared dinner. Having our play area in the kitchen allows everyone to be part of the experience.
The great thing about Hanukkah is its pretty flexible in terms of when you celebrate with extended family..there are 8 nights to choose from! We got together with Bram's 3 uncles, and his grandparents on Friday night. It was chaos with 11 adults, 3 kids, and 4 dogs. All getting gifts, eating latkes, and having conversations, fun and warm chaos but chaos still.
is a kiddo who still lives with his parents and dog in a suburb of Washington, DC.