Today, I want to highlight the awesomeness of parenthood by offering up my parents as an example.
For the 15th year in a row (or so) my parents hosted our family's Passover seder last night. Over the years "our family" has grown to include "my family" and my extended family, and my cousins and their kids and extended families...and last night we were about 36 people.
For a sit down dinner.
- two kinds of kugel,
- two kinds of potatoes,
- two kinds of asparagus,
- homemade matzoh ball soup,
- about a dozen other nibbles, noshes and side dishes,
- 10 loads of dishes,
- 10 full trash bags,
- countless pieces of rearranged furniture,
- 9 affikomen presents
- and enough leftovers to feed the entire crew again for a second seder.
Thanks mom and dad, for leading by example and reminding us all of the wild and wonderful aspects of being born (or married) into our family.