I should probably take the time to review my blog now and again. I had completely forgotten last year when the month of Adar started we were introduced to the "Mishe Nichnas Adar" singing and dancing. Last night just after we had finished dessert and were about to start a traditional Shabbat song we heard a knock at the door. It doesn't happen all the time but it's not uncommon for a neighbor or friend to knock on our door on Shabbat with a medical problem. Ariella usually greets them with "my mom is a doctor for emergencies so she can only help you if you're about to die." Love to see her as a triage nurse one day. But I digress.
I was half expecting someone with a sore throat or stomach ache when the door opened and in came a bunch of kids in costume, singing and dancing. Adar is here and the build up to Purim in this country is intense. Anyway, it's sort of customary to give each kid a little treat but I was caught off guard. Really, if you live here and especially if you have kids you always have to have some type treat in your cabinet because life here is always celebrating something or preparing to celebrate something. The 5 days during the school year where they are not engaged in either of those must be the time where they learn math. I still haven't figured it out.
Anyway, my kids joined the group and returned an hour later with sandwich bags full of marshmallows and wafers and lots of great fun. The Mishe dancing goes on all week so tomorrow I will head to the store so that I have something to hand out and an extra for my cabinet.
Today we were able to see Mars and Venus with our naked eyes. How cool that no matter where in the world you are when you are reading this blog, we were all able to see that.