Surprise Seder Puppy Storytime

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Happy Easter and Passover, chickadees. This past weekend I went home to Baltimore to head to my usual Seder, the one I’ve been going to for 14 (!) years, at my friends’ (they’re sisters) S’s and N’s and their parents’ house. (By great good fortune, their parents’ house is about 10 minutes from my parents’ house, so it works out beautifully.)

This year, N got a puppy, Albert, and S asked me to bring some books to do a little puppy storytime, which I interpreted as S and N and Albert and I reading some stories. But what I had forgotten is that when S and N do something for Passover, they do it up right, so it ended up being me, the dog, and all the Seder attendees before the dinner began, and me doing a full-fledged, hardcore, pretend-everyone-is-four-years-old storytime.

Albert was legitimately the youngest one there (“Did he have a bark mitzvah?” asked Sister A, the punster of the family), but the next youngest folks were S’s and N’s cousin, a high schooler, so it was a Seder of adults, all of whom graciously sat through my storytime and pretended to enjoy it. Some of them actually may have. It was a lot of fun.

Here’s Albert, by the way. You may notice that he’s wearing a little doggie yarmulke and tallit.

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I read Dayenu, a little board book, which was a simplified version of the actual song, and a funny, yiddische version of the Little Red Hen story, called The Little Red Hen and the Passover Matzah, and we sang “Head, shoulders, knees and toes,” (a modified, sitting-down version), and I kept it short and sweet. What fun!

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2 responses »

  1. Librariannabelle’s Puppy Passover Story Time was paws above the rest!! No surprise that she exceeded all of our expectations. I think it was Albert’s favorite part of the weekend aside from running around in the back yard!

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