One could call it dedication. Wanting our daughter to have a bag of foil-wrapped chocolates like her friends in school tomorrow, we made some.
However, one could also call it desperation. Despite knowing that Chanukah was coming for weeks, and that her school would give out gelt, we did not order the safe chocolate in time to arrive for the party. Of course, the party is a day earlier than we thought, but that's even worse. We write about allergies and planning for school celebrations all the time; we talk the talk but can't walk the walk?
Dedication? Desperation? How 'bout just plain old procrastination.
Happy Chanukah all!