Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Please Remind Me!!!

Tomorrow I must close all of the windows.  It will be national stink day starting this Wednesday night.  Wednesday will be the 33rd day of the Omer, Lag B'Omer.  That's the countdown from the second night of Passover until the Eve of Shavuot, a grand total of forty-nine days.

In Israel, Lag B'Omer is celebrated with bonfires/campfires, smelly, stinking fires all over the place, especially in more rural neighborhoods like mine.  Kids have been gathering wood for weeks already.  Some of the wood they collect really shouldn't be burnt. Kids take old furniture, covered in formica, and burn that, too.

The unpleasant and unhealthy odors waft through every crevice. That's why I must remember to close every single window, because it takes ages for the stink to leave.

I trained my kids to go straight into the bathroom after those fires, strip. shower and shampoo with lots of sweet-smelling soap.

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