One Halloween night

We kinda skipped Halloween this year. It’s not that I started out with that intent — it happened as a consequence of our tight schedule yesterday.

We started our day at Hebrew school Sunday morning (9:30 to 12:30). Rachel doesn’t talk much about what she learns, but I know there are lessons in Hebrew, art activities, and discussions of Jewish values. A few weeks ago, she came home with a homework sheet — copying ani (me), anachnu (we), and so on. I was surprised to see her teachers are working on block printing instead of script. Hebrew script is like cursive English but more so. The characters are often significantly different.

Lunch at home.

Then off to the symphony. The show included “Star Wars”, “Superman”, and “Harry Potter” themes. Rach and her friend were more interested in the ballet dancers accompanying the music.

After symphony, we headed home and met up for dinner. Rach took a friend to symphony and her mother stayed to eat veggie corn dogs. (Yum, though I didn’t expect to like it so much.)

Somewhere between symphony and dinner Rach realized there would be no trick or treating for her. We never made/bought a costume. We live in an apartment. We had friends over for dinner (friends who don’t Halloween, incidentally). Too many reasons. Her only concern? How would she get candy if not by trick-or-treating. I think she forgot about it by the intermission of Sound of Music, which she watched after dinner.

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