Happy New Year everyone. It's my year, the Year of the Dog.
Here's what the Chinese Cultural Center of S.F. has to say about me and my ilk:
People born in the Year of the Dog possess the best traits of human nature. They have a deep sense of loyalty, are honest, and inspire other people's confidence because they know how to keep secrets. But Dog People are somewhat selfish, terribly stubborn, and eccentric. They care little for wealth, yet somehow always seem to have money. They can be cold emotionally and sometimes distant at parties. They can find fault with many things and are noted for their sharp tongues. Dog people make good leaders. They are compatible with those born in the Years of the Horse, Tiger, and Rabbit.
I like how that one starts anyway.
Over at Beth's Blog, Beth has posted a great lesson about Chinese New Year that she does at her childrens' schools every year, complete with a link to a sweet little, simple song great for teaching kids.
And check out Mama Lisa for more on the Chinese New Year (Sorry I'm a couple of days late!) and links to Chinese Kids Songs.