A sassy, crafty mama bird from Los Angeles
raising a very sweet little girl with Autism
and a new baby boy in the Midwest... and other stuff, too.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Pesach memories

Little Bird made this in school. It's an afikomen, but she calls it the Matzah Man. Afikomen is a piece of matzah that we break off during the seder (our passover meal) and set aside to be eaten later for dessert. Don't worry, it's pretty symbolic and we eat real desserts, too. In many families, like mine, the head of the household hides the piece of afikomen and the kids try to find it for a prize of candy or money. In my house it was money. My brother and I got silver dollars no matter who found the afikomen. Not sure what we ever did with our silver dollars, but it's a fun memory. Actually, it's more than that. A few years ago it dawned on me that my dad actually had to plan ahead, go somewhere to get the silver dollars (a bank, right? where else do you buy silver dollars?) and keep those silver dollars in his pocket through the whole seder until it was time to reward us with them. That's a lot of trouble to go to just to keep up a little family tradition. I'm fairly certain this was something that went on his own family when he was a kid. Love it! 

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