Mama Diaries

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Gambling Man and Something Sweet

Here at my pad, we celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah.  Last night was the first night of Hanukkah.  Naturally, the kids had to play the dreidel game.  If you're not familiar with it, it's a game where you spin a top-like object, and depending on what Hebrew letter it lands on, you either lose money or get money. 

At the end of the game, my son had accrued quite a collection of pennies.  "Mama," he said.  "I like gambling.  I'm going to be a gambler when I grow up."

"Bubba," I said. "That's not a good idea.  When you gamble, sometimes you win, but sometimes you lose.  If you lose, you can lose big."

"But Mama, I always win!"

(I can tell there's going to be big trouble ahead - a cute, charismatic kid with older women chasing him and a propensity to gamble.  Oy vey!)

Now for the sweet thing:

My mother-in-law always tells my daughter that she loves her more than the moon and the sun and the stars.  Do you know what she got my daughter this year?  A star!

Isn't that the sweetest thing ever!  Now I'm getting all sentimental.  I'd better go!

See you tomorrow for the blog fest!

22 comments:

  1. Oy! Gambling! Dr. X was addicted. He started out winning, and ended up losing thousands. Bubba is probably a little too young to learn a lesson from the misfortunes of Dr. X, however.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. All I have to say, is that I hope he doesn't go down Dr. X's path!

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  2. Aww that is sweet. :) And teehee, good luck with your little guy. ;)

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  3. My son tried to teach me the dreidel game when he was younger.

    Sounds like Bubba is pretty skilled.

    Yea for your daughter.

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    1. He's an expert!

      I'm really excited for my daughter, too!

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  5. Yeah better stray him away from gambling, although if you are clever, plenty of winning can come due, but losing can come easily too!

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  6. Ah, the innocence of youth when they think they'll never lose. The gift of a star is so adorable!

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    1. I didn't even know they sold real stars!

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  7. That is such a sweet gift. I can imagine Bubba many years from now, a gifted salesman with beautiful women in tow..but I'm trying to divert the image away from the casino. :)

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    1. Yes, I'm hoping he doesn't find his way into many casinos!

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    1. I thought so, too! It certainly is a special one!

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  9. That's so sweet! Funny about wanting to be a gambler. Kids say the weirdest things. Nathan recently told me he wanted to be a prison cook so he could fix slop for all the bad guys. Oy!

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    1. Whoa! I hope he changes his mind about that! LOL!

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  10. Hehe, you have your hands full with Bubba.
    And the star gift is the sweetest gift ever.

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    1. I fear the teen years, and what comes after!

      Yes, the star gift was super sweet!

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  11. Oh, I hope he learns the lesson that winning and losing goes hand in hand.

    A star is such a good gift!

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    1. I hope so, too, or there might be big trouble ahead!

      The star is an awesome gift!

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