Sunday, March 30, 2008

A Memorable Day

The kids had today off school as part of the Purim break. There were all sorts of activities taking place but my daughter and I decided to stay local. We wondered down to the local mall, had a slice of pizza, bought some summer sandals and then played in a pile of snow.

Yes you did read that right! Today was 34 degrees – it was unseasonably hot. Sometimes Israelis drive me mad for all sorts of reasons but it has to be said they are a resourceful and extremely child centred society. OK they live in the Middle East, but why should their children miss out on the excitement of snow?!! So today a truck full of snow arrived, which was deposited in a local car park. Kids came out, some in sandals, some in wellies, some with buckets and spades – they climbed up the snow, made castles, threw it at each other and had a lot of fun.

I have to say what a unique experience it was to have a snowball fight in the sweltering heat. It was the baby’s first experience of snow; she giggled at the sensation of holding it in her hands and tasted it, enjoying the cold sensation.

A strange and memorable day.

Sharona B