Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Just a Little Bit Proud

What with the recent passing of Charlton Heston a newcomer had to step in and play the lead role of Moses in our local kindergarten's model Passover Seder* later today, and my son Jake has scored the honour, leaving me just a little bit proud.

Charlton Heston as Moses


Jake as Moses

Here are the lyrics to one of the more amusing Passover songs that the children will be singing today, recalling the second of the ten plagues that Moses called down upon Pharaoh (and the Egyptians):

The Frog Song (Shirley Cohen)

One morning when Pharoah awoke in his bed
There were frogs in his bed, and frogs on his head
Frogs on his nose and frogs on his toes
Frogs here, frogs there
Frogs were jumping everywhere.

Fittingly, both of his grandfathers will be in attendance, and I look forward to hearing reports, seeing photos and -- technology permitting -- video of Jake with his "overflowing beard" in action.

*The Passover Seder is a special meal in which the story of the Jews' escape from slavery in Egypt is retold and celebrated with food, wine and singing. The model Seder is the kids' version where they learn how it all works. It's a bit like a Christmas pageant, but with more food.

1 comment:

Hermzetta said...

That's our boy!!!