Monday, 7 March 2011
Each one of my children prefers a different way of doing the Bedtime Sh’ma:
- Beernut likes me to sit behind him so that I can scratch his back.
- Poppyseed likes me to sit with my face close to hears so that I can smooth her hair. Sometimes she sings along, but mostly she just lets out cleansing sighs.
- and Peach? Peach likes me to lie next to him so that he can take my face in his hands while we sing the prayer in unison.
Each ritual is my favourite for each one perfect for its rightful owner.