Parenting Weekend

Weekend Scenes

April 17, 2022
my Passover buddy. We had a delightful seder including getting to sing happy 101st birthday to Josh’s great aunt (!). She is healthy and with it!

Yesterday we went with cousins/aunt/uncle to go camp shopping. (Cousins go to the same camp- so they were valuable resources). We hit up Denny’s (a chain of clothing stores not the restaurant) in Boca which is a whole experience. The kids were more excited than C appears in the pic below.

no idea who is standing behind him, but this was the best pic I got

It had been quite a while since I got them clothes of any kind, so the timing was pretty good. Mostly they got athletic-type wear but each got one “fancy outfit” – A’s is below.

I want the same jacket

After that we were pretty much spent and hung out on the couch followed by Chinese takeout for dinner. It was a really lovely day.

Also we are moving in 4 days and I am on call in 2 days. So, this will be quite a week. The tone of this post does not properly convey my anxiety. It’s there. But, one day at a time.

Happy spring holidays once again (are Easter, Passover, and Ramadan typically concurrent? It’s nice that everyone seems to be observing/celebrating all at once!).


  • Reply Keren April 17, 2022 at 9:15 am

    Ramadan is a whole month and can occur at any time of the year, since it’s a lunar calendar without any adjustments to fit the solar year . Passover is also determined by the lunar calendar, but the Jewish calendar has an extra month once every 4 years to make up for the difference in the length of the lunar and solar year, so Passover is always in the spring usually on April, but can be as early as end of March. So concurrent Passover and Easter happen more often. All three at same time is pretty rare.

  • Reply Shelly April 17, 2022 at 10:49 am

    I’m wishing you deep breaths and encouragement through the next week of a very busy time.

  • Reply gwinne April 17, 2022 at 12:24 pm

    Sarah, That is a lot! Be kind to yourself.

    Also, an observation you didn’t ask for: when we moved (~3 years ago) I was unprepared for how much longer it took to get out of the house in the morning, and how frequently I forgot things because nothing was in the place I used to leave them / no muscle memory for new systems. Our new place was almost twice as large as our previous place. This disorientation lasted for several months. That is, give yourself time to adjust, beyond the stress of the move itself.

  • Reply akapulko2020 April 17, 2022 at 1:50 pm

    (Catholic? Maybe others?)Easter and Passover overlap somewhat often.
    Christian Orthodox Easter ( well, at least the Russian Pravoslavian wing’s) always starts on the last day of Passover.

    Now, overlapping with Ramadan is a rare event. Its dates have a big range due to being based on the Lunar calendar without the leap year correction that keeps Jewish holidays within a month or so of the Gregorian calendar.

  • Reply Elisabeth April 17, 2022 at 2:41 pm

    101! Anytime I hear about marriages 50 years+ or birthdays for people over 100 my heart always flutters! What a milestone.

  • Reply Lisa of Lisa’s Yarns April 17, 2022 at 6:03 pm

    I heard on the news that Ramadan and Easter haven’t overlapped in 33 years! So it is a rare event! Love the pics of the kids. And happy 101st to Josh’s aunt. That is so impressive! My grandma turns 99 next month! She is very sharp, has facebook, plays wordle, could still kick my butt in scrabble (I’ve beat her once in my lifetime!) and emails. I’m pretty confident she will live to 100. So impressive!

  • Reply Gillian April 18, 2022 at 6:42 am

    If you think about the religious context of Easter, Easter and Passover should overlap. The Last Supper was a Passover seder. That is also why communion wafers are unleavened. Easter is also set based on lunar cycles (Easter is the first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox). All that said, when Easter is super early (ie March 24th or something), Passover is often super late (late April) and they don’t coincide…which makes no sense.

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