Monday, March 26, 2007

Could my kid be any more Jewish?

We went to a party on Saturday night to celebrate the Hebrew naming of a little girl in LO's class who just got adopted. The mother really outdid herself and if you were just passing by the party, I am certain that it appeared to be as grandiose as many bar mitzvahs are these days.

In one corner there were two clowns. LO has clown-a-phobia so I figured as soon as she saw them she would be hiding behind me for the rest of the night. But across the room I saw her watch from a distance as the clowns made balloon animals and painted the other kids' faces. I guess she saw that the clowns weren't going to go psycho and kill her because then I saw her step into the line to get her face painted. I watched other kids running by - one little girl had some flowers on her face, another had a princess crown on her forehead, another with a peace sign (guess her parents grew up in the 60's) and then came my little girl...


why was I not surprised? Just when I thought she couldn't be any more Jewish.

4 comments:

The Babka Nosher said...

I love it! Just encourage her to stick to face paint... there's nothing worse than a Star of David tatoo!

marsha said...

You are very entertaining...thanks for sharing. I have enjoyed reading your recent posts.

Annie said...

Babka- I disagree, there are many worse Jewish-themed tattoos. My favorite was someone who had a chamtze on their butt.

Orieyenta- LO is super-cutie. And it is probably a good sign that she is choosing Jewish symbolism over the prevalent princess culture.

hila said...

absolutely precious! and bn, a good friend of mine has a gorgeous magen david tatoo...and i have one of my hebrew name which is also pretty, IMHO...

but i don't think any facial tattoos would be very attractive, i can agree with you on that.