Adar cracks me up. When the month of Adar begins, I always declare that the school year is over. And I’m not that far off. They begin the month of Adar in school by having the kids dress up over and over again in preparation for….dressing up for Purim. Well, doesn’t that make sense.
Then, the kids have three days off for Purim; they go back for two weeks before they have two weeks off for Pesach; then they go back to have Yom Hashoah, Yom Yerushalayim, Yom HaZicaron, Yom Haatzmaot, and, oh did I mention Shavuot? It’s exhausting, yes, and definitely hard to get in any education. But, it’s also fantastically fun for them (and a bit for us).
Yesterday, for Rosh Chodesh (the beginning of the month of Adar), Amichai came home from school dressed as an orange. Matan had a clown wig on; Zeli had a clown hat; and Eliav had on the cape that he seems to wear everywhere. Yehuda joined the fun today by bringing a clown hat to school, and yesterday he was entertained by a huge crowd of 8th grade boys who came to the school to create a dancing/singing good time.
It’s hard not to get swept up in the energy of Adar! Purim Sameach from our crazy house that is preparing to be a boxer-Indiana Jones-Peter Pan-Superman-tiger to yours.