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The Gift Of Self

We broke Hanukkah tradition this year, since the older boy is away at college. Normally the boys open one gift each night (give or take) during the holiday. This year, the younger boy opened a gift each night, all alone, for the first couple of nights until his brother came home for the weekend. Saturday night we had our Hanukkah extravaganza (latkes, blintzes, kugel, oh my!), and the boys opened all of their gifts together.

The older boy had a special gift for his brother, something I didn’t ever expect. When he told me about it earlier in the day Saturday, the whole thing had an egotistical slant to it, but I knew that the younger boy would love it. And, after being totally stunned during the presentation of the gift, he indeed thought it was totally awesome.

That’s right, the older boy finally accepted his brother’s Facebook friend request.

It was a happy moment. As my sister said, “That’s progress!”

©2010 Suburban Scrawl

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  • InnerFatGirl (Taryn) December 6, 2010, 12:43 pm

    That is hilarious, and a wonderful gift. My little sister (25) unfriends me from Facebook every time she gets angry with me and refriends me when she gets over it. I think we're up to about twenty friend requests at this point. 21st century sibling rivalry is so fun!

  • Mom24 December 6, 2010, 12:54 pm

    Absence makes the heart grow fonder??

  • Tom December 6, 2010, 1:30 pm

    What a marvelous age we live in. A gift can now be as simple as pressing a virtual button.

  • Tara R. December 6, 2010, 1:52 pm

    That is so funny! I never even thought to ask if my kids were friends on Facebook. Hmmm?

  • WeaselMomma December 6, 2010, 1:56 pm

    Little things mean a lot?

  • LceeL December 6, 2010, 3:22 pm

    My Virtual Sister and I are Facebook friends – my REAL sister and I are not.

  • Megryansmom December 6, 2010, 3:37 pm

    I'm sorry, I stopped reading at latkes, blintzes, kugel, to wipe the puddle of drool off the desk. Was there more after that?

  • Otter Thomas December 6, 2010, 5:01 pm

    I'm glad for that. I know it meant a lot to younger bro. I want to say that I am trying to keep up with you during the holidays because you are my only source of knowledge about Hanukkah. I only recognize latkes and kugel because of the Seinfeld episode where Kramer put on the Jewish singles night. Yes I am very cultured.

  • Mags December 6, 2010, 5:43 pm

    Wow! That's quite the change, no? 🙂 So…what has the younger boy written on the older boys page since then??

  • DaddysFishBowl December 6, 2010, 6:26 pm

    HAHA, my Mom's bday gift last year was accepting her FB request. Most expensive gift I've ever given! lol

  • NYCPatty December 6, 2010, 8:09 pm

    Awesome! 🙂

  • Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog December 6, 2010, 11:36 pm

    Awwwww… that's touching.

  • ciara December 7, 2010, 12:15 am

    oh, boy lmao that's too funny.

    btw i LOVE blintzes. got a good recipe? :o)

  • Heather December 7, 2010, 5:15 am


    The food you were posting looked SO SO SO YUM, btw.

  • Oscar December 7, 2010, 6:10 pm

    Wow thats quite the gift!

    Happy Hannukah!!!!!!!!