Even though I was raised Jewish and went to Jewish school for 10 years nothing has prepared for motherhood in Israel during the holidays. Let me explain.
Every holiday, including birthdays, have their own special set of rules of things that parents need to send their kids to school with. It starts early- when my son was 2, his teacher sent me a list of things I needed to bring for his school birthday party. (That was also the time I got a call home from the teacher on the day of the birthday asking me where was the cake- I apparently missed that part on the long list of things to bring!).
Now for Purim (the equivalent of Halloween), we the parents, have to make a “mishloach manot”, basically a bag of candy and sweets for our kids. At least now I know that I really need to read over the list to make sure I have everything- but the thing I’m still not clear on is how to decorate the bag. Some parents make it a big deal, and some just send it in a simple bag. Since I don’t have any...
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