Thursday, April 24, 2014

Joy is...

Detail of our Passover Seder table before the festivities begin

...singing the traditional silly folk songs with my kids at the end of the Passover Seder. We have our own renditions of "Chad Gadya" (One Little Kid) and "Who Knows One?" and singing them together, full throttle, is so joyous that I am glad we have two Seder nights so I can do it all over again the next day.

PS: This is my second installment of "Joy is..." Find my March one here. The parsley featured in that post did make it to the Seder table, albeit only as a decoration (see upper right), thinned and in a larger oval pot. I did catch my sons nibbling on the "tender" leaves though...

My "Joy is..." experiment might amount to one joyous insight per month. We shall see. In the meantime, I am exhausted from the eight days of Passover that wrapped up on Tuesday as they meant a lot of time in the kitchen for me and a full house. Hence my silence here on this blog. I've been busy with "real" things, as I like to think about it, and it's been quite joyous for the most part. But it's also good to return to my virtual home here!


  1. Glad to hear you had a joyous holiday. My upstairs neighbor's son plays her baby grand piano when he comes over for the holidays. He's a talented pianist, but it would be nice if they'd mix in some silly folk songs for a change of pace.

    1. Jennifer, as long as he doesn't practice scales all the time, piano music is pretty nice, isn't it?

  2. Nice to see you about. The table decor looks quite well set out!

  3. Annette, your Seder table looks lovely. And the parsley does, too. I'm glad you enjoy the singing with your children.