I saw this image on a friends Facebook wall the other day. It made me think. While I may not totally "get" Kwanzaa I am sure there are many that don't get why our family does Advent, Christmas, and we actually give more than a nod towards Epiphany. But as I thought about this image I wondered if I wished someone a Merry Christmas would they in turn wish me a merry/joyous/happy whatever they celebrate?
Little did I know that I would find out a few days later.
I was leaving the pediatrician on Wednesday with our newest one and our oldest one who likes to come help Mama with Miss S. I was getting them secured in the van when Miss L asked where Miss S was at that moment. I told her that Miss S was right next to me and that she was okay. I realized a lady had moved to a bench behind me with the intentions of grabbing a quick smoke in the designated area. Awesome. I had basically parked in the smoking section! This kind lady head me talking, realized I had a newborn, and quickly said she would wait to light up her cigarette until we were underway. I appreciated her consideration greatly. She then asked how old Baby Girl was and then wished me a "Merry Christmas." I wished her one as well and then she replied, "Hanukkah, actually, but thank you." She was very kind about it. I engaged her a little about Hanukkah and I think she was surprised that I knew that it had actually started at sunset the evening before. This whole time Miss L is shouting from in the car, "Merry Christmas!!" Precious and funny at that particular moment all at the same time.
I immediately thought back to this social network image. Interesting, right? Basically, I am fine with whatever you want to tell me as long as I can tell you my preference. However, if I know you celebrate one in particular that is what I will tell you. However, I do take issue with curbing what people would normally says for the sake of political correctness. Political Correctness, in my book, has overstayed its welcome.
So, from our house to yours...
On a side note, my conversation was of enough time that she never had time to take her smoke break as her ride came to pick her up. ha ha! YES!!
And, yes, there will be a post about the arrival of Miss S. :)