The Holidays End When We Say They End

My wife and I came to Chicago to be here for my mother in law’s annual Russian Christmas party, which was held on Saturday night.  By the time it got dark on Saturday evening the house had been cleaned, the food had been prepared and the bubbly was on ice.

We arrived dressed in party clothes and found a home for our coats.  Our four year old niece found us and then asked me if I would like to dance.  As a general rule I’m not a dancer but I doubt anyone with a heart could turn down a request to dance with a young family member in a Snow White costume.  As my niece took my hand  my wife began pouring drinks, as always she looked fantastic.


The Russian Christmas party it is a stroke of genius by my mother in law designed to extend the holiday season by an extra week or more.  The Russian Orthodox Christmas (also known as The Epiphany) is traditionally celebrated on January 6th to commemorate the three wise men visiting the baby Jesus.  My mother in law was raised Russian Orthodox but also knows a good reason to throw an extra party when she sees one.

As the guests began to arrive the little one and I made our way across the floor in the best approximation of the waltz we could muster.  I was extending my holiday celebrations while she was just trying to put off her bedtime for a while longer.  A good party has something for everyone.



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6 responses to “The Holidays End When We Say They End

  1. Seriously, there are few things cuter than young nieces, daughters, cousins, whatever asking older family members to dance. You’d have to be a total curmudgeon to turn it down.

    Glad you two are having fun. :)

  2. That’s awesome and heartwarming.

  3. It sounds like you guys are having a blast and that you were a little drinky when you wrote this. Not that there is anything wrong with that.

  4. Kids are good at extending bedtimes , Heck who wants to go to bed when your having a party.
    Glad you guys are having a great time.

    Hi to all of the Slack Family

  5. very very sweet! i’m sure you made her evening!

  6. my god that’s a sweet post, i got all chilly and bumpy. you are one cool guy.

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