Purim is getting closer. On Purim the story of Esther from the Bible is told and the kids dress up. Neomi will be Pippi Longstocking. I sew her a shirt and pants and I am also making her a stick-horse (since Pippi is living with a mokey and a horse). For Helen I am doing a bird-costume... I already cut almost 200 "feathers" from left over fabric... I guess I will have to make "night-shifts" to get everything ready on time.
In the mean time we have some fun with just dressing up and especially Helen likes to make a lot of noise with the collection of rattles (another thing that belongs to Purim). Neomi sings all the Purim-songs and is fascinated by the story of Esther.
For me all the dressing up on Purim is a bit like the "Fasnacht" (carnival) I used to celebrate in Switzerland. Only that the costumes in Switzerland are much more creative...