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Rebecca has had a busy few days getting ready for Purim. Today, I spent about five hours in the temple kitchen helping to make hamantashen -- from scratch! I'd never made hamantashen before, just eaten them, but it wasn't hard once we got an assembly line going. I got the job of brushing on the egg wash and spooning out the different fillings. I enjoyed it, but my hands were coated in jelly and flour by the time we were done! We made apricot (yuck!), chocolate, and strawberry (yum!). Rebecca tried sneaking a few into her mouth, but we're going to sell some as part of a temple fundraiser, and the rest we're saving for the Purim carnival at the end of the month.

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A small sample of all the hamantashen!

Speaking of which, on Saturday morning, we had another class of religious school. Our temple plans to host a big Purim carnival this year, with all sorts of fun activities and guests from other temples. We teachers have all been working hard on it, and the kids have, too -- they're going to perform the megilla play! On Saturday, we assigned roles and the kids had their first rehearsal. It all went pretty well -- two brothers are playing Haman and Mordechai, and they loved pretending to shoot each other with their toy guns. We even found a role for the super shy kid who couldn't handle being on stage -- audio technician! He was happy to sit in the wings and work the CD player. The kids enjoyed it, and everything was going so well until...


One parent got offended by the two brothers pretending to shoot each other. (I try to be polite to this dad, but honestly, I can't stand him. He's a Yankee transplant who refers to Louisiana as a "third-world state," and he's insanely anti-gun. I mean, I support gun-control too, but there's a limit!) His kid didn't even have a toy gun, but apparently that isn't good enough for him -- he doesn't want any of the kids to have toy guns. Ugh! The anti-gun dad's kid is an unholy terror, but I have rarely ever seen his parents discipline (or even supervise) him. While the brothers who brought the plastic pistols are two of the most well-mannered kids I've ever met, no exaggeration -- I even said this before back here.

Oh, well. Long story short, the toy guns will be replaced with groggers.


P.S. When I get frustrated, it's good to remember there are certainties in life.
Things I Will Never Like
1) When I make plans with someone, only to have them cancel on me later. This is probably #1 on my list of ways to piss me off. I hate when this happens.
2) People who bitch at me about things that haven't even happened! Yeah, I don't understand the thought process there, either. But there are people who think they can see the future, predict my actions, and feel entitled to yell at me about it now. Gag me.

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