I write this note in the midst of the Pesach commotion. It is not like I’m done with all the scrubbing, cleaning and arranging – everyone knows there is never a point when it’s really really done.
The thing is that a dilemma in relation to all this has risen and I need to hear another opinion before I act on it.
The boys are back from Yeshiva and my daughters have a break from school too (not including the daughter that is post seminary and is working).
One would expect them to get into the rush of things. Lend a hand, help out, move there, bring here, last minute shopping, you know…
Well not this year.
The boys are doing great – unlike you might have been quick to judge. They already covered and set up our Pesach kitchen and are a major help.
One of them told me that his Chavrusa asked their Mashpia if he should help for Pesach or prepare for Yud Aleph Nissan. The Mashpia answered: Cleaning the house will be a preparation for Yud Aleph Nissan.
But the high school girls however are a different story.
They know what’s going on and can hear everyone hustling and bustling for Pesach outside their rooms, but they won’t budge.
They told my husband that they’re tired from school and the tests and need a break. “We’re home to rest, not to work,” they said.
What do I do?