Growing up in a mostly Irish family, (with some German and Italian thrown in there on my father’s side) meant that Christmas was a full blown Catholic celebration…except I don’t recall ever going to Midnight Mass with my family…nor do I recall having a Nativity Manger and Stable…and I certainly do not remember EVER having an Advent Calendar…until I had children in London. Read more
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C2 (who is 6), wanted to know why Americans celebrate Independence Day. This is how the conversation went at breakfast on Wednesday.
C2: So why do Americans celebrate the 4th of July?
Me: Because it is the day we declared independence from Great Britain, back in 1776.
C2: What was Great Britain doing in America?
Me: Remember we learnt that during Thanksgiving – the Pilgrims came over on the Mayflower.
C2: Oh yeah, so the Native Americans kicked out the English?
Me: Well, not quite but the American Revolution was a war.
C2: So who won?
Me: The Americans
C2: YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS !!! … Read more