While it is my intention to observe Shabbat every Sabbath, the truth is that often it is Sunday morning before I realize we've missed it. Even more reason for us to slow down and observe, right? But the past few weeks, we have taken the time to slow (at least a little bit) to sing, light candles, say Kiddush & Hamotzi and eat a meal together -- followed by the weekly Shabbat dance party. We love a little Ziggy Marley and Hairspray (I know, random, right?!) and whatever else inspires us in the moment. Currently we do not mark the end of Shabbat with Havdalah (though it's something I would like to start - time to get a spice box!) and thus our our candlesticks and Kiddish cup often linger on the dining room table for days.. sometimes even into the next Shabbat.
This week, while finishing up his breakfast, Avi signed "more" while pointing to the Kiddish cup. It was empty but he enjoyed "drinking" from it anyway. Below are a few of those moments:
What lingers on your table week after week? What rituals do you do with your family? Do you do anything weekly to help you 'slow down'? If you observe, what does your Shabbat look like?