So I’ve come to an abrupt and permanent decision. I truly want to only wear one costume for the rest of my adult life. Luckily for me, it is perfectly appropriate for both Purim and Halloween! I am forevermore going to be the queen, Queen Esther.
Now besides the fact that I can easily slap on a elaborate tiara and continue to go about my business with my normal clothes on is only part of the reason this is my new decision. Don’t get me wrong, not having to worry about what you’re going to wear or how long you’re going to wear for holidays when you have multiple kids is most definitely an awesome bonus. I want to be Queen Esther (and a queen in general) for every holiday because of how heroic and smart she is.
For those of you that know Esther as a Jew who won a beauty contest and was forced into being a queen, all of that may be true. But more importantly, she is the hero of the Purim story, she is the one who saves the Jewish people! She was the one who decided to throw the feast and gain the kings favor. The wisdom and strategic action along with her cunning rhetoric saved our people! She is the hero and frankly, the world needs more female heroes. I will be proud to make it my one and only for years to come.
So the only thing left to do is for me to find an appropriate crown!
May the Schwartz be with you!