While we’re raising our children Jewish (I’m Jewish, my husband isn’t), we do sometimes “celebrate” non-Jewish holidays. After-all, one set of grandparents isn’t Jewish and we don’t want to deprive them of what I’m sure was their life-long dream of spoiling their grandkids during the holidays. So this season, the two
competing holidays that we’re celebrating are Passover & Easter. However, I have to hand it to the non-Jews, Easter seems to have the upper hand, and here’s why.
Easter – nice and quick one course turkey dinner with all the trimmings.
Passover – nice long four course meal which includes reading of the Haggada before and after the meal. The reading adds an hour to the meal each way. While the singing is nice, it’s a little hard to keep a toddler entertained, not to mention awake, for a 4+ hour meal.
Easter – chocolate & candy! Need I say more. Continue reading