In the style of....
I once took a painting class in which we were asked to create an original painting "in the style" of a well known master.
Mine was a painting of a bridge in Amsterdam (based on a photo) in the style of Monet - it came out pretty well and is currently hanging in my living room. On the heels of that ancient success I present the following Shifra update in the style of a fifth-grade composition. Enjoy!
MY PESACH (PASSOVER) VACATION
By Shifra Q - Grade 5
This year I had a very interesting Pesach. We drove to my in-laws for the first days. It was a long trip 2/3 of the way across the country!!! We bought the kids cheap MP3 players as an early afikomen present which kept them pretty chilled out for at least part of the trip. We also saw a lot of cows on the way. My husband did a lot of the driving and when I drove he snored a lot. It was funny.
At my in-laws house it was very crowded. There were a lot of relatives there but not much food. My mother in law is not a good cook and she does not like to waste food either so she doesn't make too much to eat. She bought ten pounds of potatoes for the whole holiday and was pretty mad when I made the six remaining pounds into latkes to feed to everyone. My sister in law ran to the neighbors quick to get more because everyone has plenty of potatoes on pesach (except for my mother in law of course!)
The weather was nice and sunny the whole time and I shot about a million free-throws and lay-ups in my in-laws driveway just to get out of that crowded place!
While I was there I needed to visit the mikvah (swimming pool) and I had to tell my brother in law so he could drive me there. That was weird, but not as weird as my husband accidently walking into the bathroom when my sister in law was changing!!
That was quite a night. The whole thing was super weird I'll have to write more about that later on.
When we got home I cooked lots and lots to make up for all the bad food I didn't eat over the first days. I also checked my messages and got two calls about job interviews!! That was good news!!!! I also worked Monday and Tuesday that was not fun. My job stinks like old gym socks.
This Shabbos was also good. I ate about 1/2 a challah, it was so yummy!
OK I think that is everything that happened on my Pesach vacation. It was pretty good.