Saturday, December 4, 2010
On Being Jewish This Time of Year
Jenny Matlock's Saturday Centus challenge involves creating a piece within 100 words based on a prompt. This week's prompt is bolded below. Check out Ms. Matlock's site for lots of fun Centus posts and other great stuff. Happy Christmas prep time. May your lights be easily untangled. xo
Being Jewish was especially hard during the holidays, so I was thrilled to help Maria with Christmas decorations.
“Hurry, we’re making the native tea scene.” I rushed to Maria, sitting by the tree. She handed me a doll and tiny blanket. “Wrap it.” “Not like that!” Maria grabbed them. Flinging her hair in know-it-all fashion, she wrapped the baby just as I had.
“Go pull those apart.” She pointed at the bin of tangled up Christmas lights.
“Can we make fudge next?” I asked. This had to get fun soon.
“Mom does that, without help.”
I just wanted to go home and play dreidle.
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