December 17, 2010
There is nothing like seeing your kid singing Christmas Carols!
Wouldn’t you agree that there is nothing like watching your child singing Christmas Carols in a school performance? I am sorry, let me re-phrase that. There is nothing like watching your Jewish kid singing Christmas Carols, in a school performance! Am I right?
All the schools this time of year are putting on presentations, and plays about Christmas and the Holidays, but do the teachers take into consideration what that does to the Jewish kids in that school? Or in my son’s case, the whole FIVE Jewish kids that are in the entire school?
Having said that, if I don’t pull them out of a Christmas performance, I feel awful. As my husband and I sat there listening and taking pictures, I couldn’t stop thinking about what my Rabbi would say seeing my son up there singing: “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas!” Oye Vay, what am I doing to him?
It went something like this, and I am paraphrasing: “Oh, how I love to spin my Dreidel. You can land on any letter, but please don’t land on Shin, because I will have to pay, be out of money and have to declare Bankruptcy!” That’s when all the kids made the money signal with their hands.
Its not enough that we get stereo-typed as only caring about money, but they have to make the kids sing about it at a class performance! I looked over at my husband and seriously thought he was about to pass out. I’ve never seen him more pale or dumbfound… When all the parents were clapping and smiling, all I could think was, I’d really love to have a chat with the person that wrote this wonderful song!
What more can I say…