JD is on day 7(ish) of chicken pox, or "chicken poppers" as AN calls them. So, we decided it was best to keep him home from church this morning, just to be sure he was no longer contagious. To his delight, he was able to pick a show to watch and he chose Sesame Street. Normally his vote gets trumped by his older sisters who prefer more civilized shows such as Barbie, Word Girl and Horseland.
Granted today is Palm Sunday, but I was shocked to discover that today's episode of Sesame Street was entitled "Shalom Sesame." In a day when religious tone can be considered "offensive" or "close minded," I have to admit that I was impressed with Sesame Street for continuing to air their 1988 episode, "It's Passover, Grover!"
JD listened as they talked about why the Jews left Egypt, what Passover is, and the significance of a Seder meal. Kudos Sesame Street on embracing this controversial truth! You earned two thumbs up from this mama today. Well done Sesame Street!
Welcome to Israel
Shalom Sesame-The Horseradish Hunt
Shalom Sesame - Jake Gyllenhaal and the Afikoman
Shalom Sesame- Les Matzarables