The mermaid and the astronaut mentioned in the story…

This Sunday is the Jewish holiday of Purim. I used to dread the arrival of Purim because that meant I had to come up with Purim costumes. Or rather, my kids came up with what they wanted to be, and I had to make it happen. Dressing up for the carnival at their school and at the local JCC was a big deal to them. Their costume ideas had me rummaging through my trunk of fabric (one trunk treasure yielded my daugther’s mermaid trail skirt in this picture), dive into my collection of eye shadows from the ’80s, or, in my son’s case, head to Home Depot. More on that in my most recent article in Kveller:

My Kids’ Purim Costumes Come From Home Depot

Happy Purim!