Passover According to my 3-Year-Old
My 3-year-old Yaakov said a lot of interesting and entertaining things this Passover.
One day, Yaakov informed me, “Eema, when I was in Egypt, many, many years ago, I was a locust,” and then he launched into a rousing rendition of “Avadim Hayinu.”
Another day, he asked Josh to take the skin off his piece of chicken. The Hebrew word for skin (עור) is pronounced the same as the word for light (אור), so Yaakov declared, “This is chicken of darkness, this is what the Egyptians ate!”
At one meal, when someone mentioned Walden Pond author Thoreau, Yaakov responded, “He was a very bad man, who forced the Israelites to build the pyramids!”
And another day, when Yaakov requested something to drink, I asked him whether he wanted a little or a lot. He responded, with the tone of someone explaining the obvious: “It’s Passover, Eema. 4 cups!”