Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Passing By, Passing Over

So this weekend and on Monday we were in Toronto visiting family and celebrating Passover.

We had a good time, and the kids got to have fun with their cousins.

We arrived on Saturday and had a nice lunch with tash's mom and then met up with my Dad and that side of the family, including a nice dinner at their house.

On Sunday the kids got to spend the day wioth natasha's mom while the two of us went out with Natasha's sister and her boyfriend. We saw the movie Quartet, which was more poignant than funny and a pretty good movie. It marked about the first adult movie Tash and I had seen in a theater together in about a year. We then went and picked up Tash's mom and the kids and went to Tash's sister's house for a belated 40th Birthday celebration for her.

On Monday, prior to the Seder, not only did the kids get to go bowling but they got introduced to an important skill - permanent data deletion.

My dad and step-mom each had an old laptop with data on them that needed to stay private.

I yanked out the hard drives, and the kids then yanked the data off the drives.

With a hammer and a pick.

They joyfully set about smashing the hard drives to smithereens.

The hard drives having been reduced to fragments and the data thus destroyed, we changed and headed to the Seder.

Abby did a great job doing the 4 questions in Hebrew and the Seder was a lot of fun.

After the Seder we drove home as we both had to work today. Unfortunately on the way home we wound up getting pulled over for a secondary inspection at the border around midnight which was a pain. there were no other cars around so it was just our luck I suppose.

Two sleeping kids, a cold night and an interminable delay. This was not good, especially as we had to wake the kids up, exit the car and wait in the inspection area as they looked through our car. Nothing contraband there of course, so it was a waste of everybody's time. The kids were then placed back in the car and the journey continued without any further events.

Tonight the kids and I had a mini-Seder.

Abby read the 4 Questions again in Hebrew and Leah decided to read the 4 questions in English.

Leah's reading of the 4 Questions were unintentionally hilarious. The 4 questions are:

  1.  On all other nights we eat leavened or unleavened bead or matzah, while on this night we eat only unleavened bread matzah. 
  2. On all other nights we eat all kinds of vegetables and herbs, but on this night we have to eat bitter herbs. 
  3.  On all other nights we don't dip our vegetables in salt water, but on this night we dip them twice. 
  4. On all other nights we eat while sitting upright or reclining, but on this night we eat reclining.

Leah's rendition gave two of them a slightly different meaning:

  1.   On all other nights we eat leaded or unleaded bead matzah, while on this night we eat only unleaded bread matzah. 
  2. On all other nights we eat all kinds of vegetables and herbs, but on this night we have to eat bitter herbs.
  3.  On all other nights we don't dip our vegetables in salt water, but on this night we dip them twice.
  4.  On all other nights we eat while sitting upright or recycling, but on this night we eat recycling.

It was hard to keep a straight face.

For the record, in this house all the bread, and all the food for that matter, is unleaded.

We don't eat recycling either, really we don't.

A very nice yet busy weekend.

2 comments:

Six said...

Chag Sameach Aaron from my family to yours.

Aaron said...

Thanks Six!