get a decent picture because there are always little people crowding around in
front of it, trying to get a look at the pictures.
It had been raining in the morning, not good weather to go walking. My 22
-month-old and I were sitting on the floor in the living room and she was
stabbing a paper with some markers, what she calls coloring. I was sitting next
to her looking through our Chanukah bin of stuff, all the projects and menorahs
and placemats that my kids have made over the years. And on the bottom of the
bin was the bag of paper dreidels we had cut out years ago and hang around
the house each Chanukah.
I hung a few around the dining room, but the baby got ahold of the rest of
them and very much wanted to hang them "self". So I did the Scotch tape part and
she told me where to hang them - on the wall near the stairs, very low down and
close to the floor - at her eye level. My inner control freak was screaming no,
but she was so happy so we went with it. I hung them exactly where she told me, at
the exact angles that she handed them to me. The end result was adorable, like a
crazy-baby-dreidel-collage. But the dreidels looked a little naked.
We headed over to the shelf with the picture albums and chose pictures to
cut out and glue onto the dreidels. We didn't use the good pictures, just random
everyday shots that made sure to include all the grandchildren. I cut the
pictures so they'd fit onto the dreidels and the baby, wielding a glue
stick surprisingly well for a 22-month-old, glued the pictures onto the
dreidels. And she has been standing there ever since, hence the blurry and