Tuesday, April 19, 2016
This month has just flown by. I try to plan ahead, really I do, but somehow, I got a few of the dates and details mixed up. A week or two ago, I realized we were nearly out of challah for Shabbat. (this is the sweet egg bread that is traditional for some Jewish families to eat on Friday nights, for the Sabbath.) Anyhow, I jumped into action and made bread...and even shot photos.
I put it all in the freezer, and then? I don't really know how it happened, but it is now very nearly Passover. (In Hebrew: Pesach) So, we're heading into the "we're not eating any bread" period anyhow. Oops. I guess I didn't need to bake so many loaves?!
We've been getting ready. My boys have been learning about the holiday at preschool, and even invented a holiday of their own: Pey-Socks. It involves putting socks on all their stuffed animals' feet and making necklaces for them. Then all the loveys and stuffies will go to a wedding every day during the holiday. Exact dates of Pey-Socks have not been scheduled yet; it's a holiday in its formative stages.
Note: This has no resemblance at all to the actual holiday, but it sure was fun finding all the too-small kid socks all over the house and dressing the stuffed animals. Hurray for Pey-Socks!
In other news, I also seemed to have double-booked us; for a while we will have dance class and swim classes on Sundays, which is just too much. I thought it was only one week of the "double-header" schedule, but unfortunately, this lasts until June. Luckily, we're shaking things up a bit--going to a concert one weekend, going out of town for a bit...so I am not working preschoolers to the bone.
There was a look of wearied exhaustion from a four and a half year old when I said "Yes" when he asked "Is it another double-header Sunday?"....Oh. NO. Obviously time for a holiday and a big rest. Hurray for Pey-Socks! (and Pesach!) Time off of preschool to rest up. :)
Chag Sameach! (Happy Holiday!) if you celebrate this one.