Thursday, April 3, 2008

My daddy is bigger that your daddy

Titles are always the hardest, no?
I was cleaning for pesach, (ya know, rereading old magazines) and thinking wouldn't it be love-aly if I could stay home for a seder or 2?
I make my own horseradish anyway so whats the big deal?
I can read the instructions in haggada just as well as the next guy, and i know a couple of required items that create interesting odors in the kitchen, and thats it.

When I a kid we would brag about what time our seder shlepped to.
"We finished at 3 am"
"3? big deal we finished at 3:07!"
"I had a d'var torah on every piece in the haggadah, 3 on arba bonim"
"I even have 1 on korech"
"my little brothers went rount by 'shefoach chamoscha' he musta seen Eliyahu."
"we acted out the makkos"
"so! we acted out chad gadya"
etc etc

Nowadays i prefer the " I was in bed by midnight"
The kiddies are growing and wanna shine on their own, so that no gonna happen.
Already one has half inch thick kuntras of stuff on the haggada.
Hey, i agree with them, just as long as i get to bed by 1:00am.
I think the per square inch there are more 'toras' on the haggada than any other sefer out there.

Maybe i should discuss it with spousy first, hummmm?


Barzilai said...

You're right. By the time we get to Chad Gadya the only sentient beings in the room are the women.

But the truth is, the kids' desire to shine, as you put it, is one of the most important parts of the whole production.

Child Ish Behavior said...

read what I wrote
it speaks to what your talking about
and then some.

Neil Harris said...

Rav Schwab use to say that this real question is did your seder follow the right halachic times.
Great post.

Anonymous said...

you are right, i love the seder at home it is so much more comfy you do it at your kids pace you talk to them and then they have there beds right there no shlepping home late at night
when i did my first seder at home i started with one night, i loved it so much that i did it again ever since both nights, after all i had all the stuff the meal so i olny needed some small stuff

have a wonderful peasch wherever you do it
keep us posted

mikeinmidwood said...

ha ha the title works tho

chanie said...

In answer to the line about there being more peirushim on the Haggada than anything else- you're wrong. theres tonz on every part of Torah- every word- you just haven't learned them. Get off the internet and learn (and thank Hashem that you're married to your wife and not me...and that you're not my little brother, or my big one, for that matter...or my son, or my student, or anything else...)

muse said...

We've never had really long ones.

My older kids like to talk about the time they finished alone. My husband was asleep at the table, and I had gone off to nurse the baby and didn't return until morning.

aoc gold said...

The Swing

How do you like to go up in a swing,

Up in the air so blue?

Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing

Ever a child can do.


Up in the air and over the wall,

Till I can see so wide,
River and trees and cattle and all

Over the countryside


Till I look down on the garden green

Down on the roof so brown
Up in the air I go flying again

Up in the air and down!
-----by runescape money

Thinker said...

I did that also, compare what time we ended sedar with what time others ended their's. Ours usually goes until like 12:30. Early huh? :)

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