Well, the blessed event was lovely. The Bat Mitzvah girl did her parsha and more very well. She did her speech with such presence. BL and I looked swell in our new outfits.
The event including Oneg (lunch) took about 6 hours, the nap till the party. The party was festive with lots of food and lots of 13 y/o (adults.) It was held in a lovely restaurant in a government building in DC, so lots of security checks to get in. Some drama with an unruly guest, but I guess that sometimes happens. In all, it was well planned, I think the BMG was very happy.
I'm writing this, as I slipped out of the out of town guests brunch, more eating. I'm overstuffed
and won't be eating much this week! Lots of catching with BL's relatives from out of town. I'm all caught up and kind o shy. So...blogging.
These things are as big as the ordinary wedding-or bigger. I wonder how the parents can afford two such events in a child's lifetime and still save up for college? This is not directed to these particular parents but just a general comment?