Normally, I make a big deal out of Purim. I help the kids come up with creative costumes, make lots of mishloach manot, attend the shul's carnival, and generally try to make the holiday fun and memorable for my kids. But something's different this year.
Well, I'm a single Mom with 3 kids and a job. I'm always tired. So that's not it.
I'm bored. indifferent. uncaring. apathetic. Maybe I'm just lazy, I don't know. I'm just not feelin' the Purim spirit this year.
So I'm taking the easy way out. My son said that he's too old to wear a costume, and I didn't argue with him. My older daughter borrowed a funny hat and glasses, and my younger daughter is wearing a recycled costume from last year. I'm making a few simple mishloach manot packages. And we're eating the seuda by a friend. No fuss, no muss, no stress.
I feel a little bit guilty. But not terribly.
Since I'm not going to be the poster child for Simchat Purim this year, I feel like it would be somewhat hypocritical on my part to wish you all a happy and amazing holiday. So allow me to take the easy way out again, and wish you all a Perfectly Pleasant Purim!
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