Thursday, April 9, 2009

Purple Purim preening portrait

As we're away celebrating the crazy rituals of Passover tonight, let me share with you a photo from an even wilder holiday we celebrated a month ago called Purim. It's a sort of Carnivale-esque celebration commemorating the Jewish people escaping genocide in Persia a gazbillion years ago. Kids wear costumes, everyone brandishes noisemakers, and adults are encouraged to imbibe their revelry until they cannot distinguish between the hero and the villain of the historical tale.

We weren't quite that thorough in our celebrating but the girls did have great costumes. L was a ladybug in a costume that her sister wore for Purim two years ago, and E was, per her request, a purple flower. Some of you might have seen me tweeting about the difficulty in finding an affordable purple flower costume and I was afraid I was going to have to resort to felt squares and a glue gun, but in the end I found an iris costume that was truly fantastic. We got the girls dressed and when E saw herself in the hallway mirror in all her purple flower splendiferousness, she ran to her reflection and kissed herself. Of course, Sister Ladybug joined her.

March 8, 2009
Portrait of our Purim partyers

Incidentally, I've never conducted a scientific anaylsis but I estimate that fully half the Windex used in our house is devoted to a range of that mirror between 2.5 and 3.5 feet off the ground.

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