Here’s a recap of our Purim activities so far.
1. Mishloach Manot. I think I spent more time agonizing over what to put into the Purim packages than I actually spent cooking. In the end I made individual “quiche-in-a-loaf.” (Don’t ask me how to make that plural. And don’t ask me how to make it, period; I couldn’t reproduce the recipe.) Last year’s rant
2. Costumes. My 6.5yo dressed up
to as a police policeman. He won’t let me put his picture on the blog. My little one was, appropriately, a monkey. Notice the ears and tail. Last year
3. Megillah reading. The noise level was significantly lower than usual, with almost no caps. The rabbi even made an announcement about it. Here are the low-tech raashanim (noisemakers) made by my kids.
Tomorrow will be a full day. We have some Shabbat shopping left, my husband will be reading the megillah at 9am, and as soon as my son gets home from yeshiva he will rush off to read to a relative in the hospital. We have packages to deliver. And the rabbi said we should start to eat by 11:48 PM, so that our meal won’t be too close to Shabbat.
I wish you all a joyful Purim and a peaceful Shabbat.