i'm going to take a moment to brag about one of my students and his family. he came into school the day after hanukkah started, talking a mile a minute about lighting candles and bible stories. the conversation went something like this:
"ms. wood, hanukkah, hanukkah, hanukkah!"
"wait, are you jewish?"
"is your mom jewish?"
"but you're celebrating hanukkah?"
"yeah, we're learning about it. next year we're going to learn about...another one."
"that's awesome. i mean it. tell your mom i said so, because i think that is really awesome."