Monday, April 25, 2011

Things to do in Denver when you're Jewish

Yesterday morning the weather was kind of crappy and cold, so rather than look to outdoor outings to entertain the kids, we decided to go to the science museum (aka "the dinosaur museum"). It's really close to where we live and we have an annual membership, so it's a good "go to" when we're looking for something to do.  Zeke and Josie love to run around, looking at the dinosaur bones, the wildlife exhibits, the bugs.  It's fun and they learn things (Zeke knows the difference between a diplodocus, a stegosaurus and a pachycephalosaurus, for example).  Plus they have this great kids' center where there are tons of "hands on" projects for the monkeys to play with, dancing, demonstration, puzzles, games, etc.

I hadn't even thought about the fact that it was Easter, other than having my annual trade-off of tasteless Easter jokes with my dad when we called in the morning to say hi.  Not my holiday, yanno?  So we were pleasantly surprised at the lack of crowds - makes it easier to keep track of short people.  And then we started noticing...characteristics.  Like the abundance of men wearing yamulkes.  The kids named "Yael" and "Isaac" and "Abe."  The moms named "Chava" (hard "ch") and Rivka.  A few stray prayer shawl fringes hanging out of shirts.

"J!"  I whispered.

"What's up?"

"I think we're here with all the other Jews in town!"

He chuckled and nodded.  "I was thinking the same thing.  We Jews need to stick together, baby!"


  1. I was always jealous of my Jewish friends who got to order Chinese and go to the movies on Christmas. It seemed like so much fun, especially the avoiding the crowds part.

    I swear, Wendy...Walt and Zeke would SO be best buds. He and Fred go to the "dinosaur museum" regularly and he too knows the different dinosaurs. I get frequently schooled on the proper pronunciations while I read him his dinosaur books.

  2. Anne, when I have some spare cash, I am going to bring Zeke to NYC to visit his uncle and, of course, meet Walt!

  3. So, I tried to go to Target yesterday with no success. Other heathens and I were pulling up in the parking lot, peering at the closed doors, and driving away. Nick had better luck at Home Depot.

  4. Lisa, same here. Zeke and I tried to make a Target run to pick up laundry detergent and diapers, only to be shocked at the empty parking lot and locked doors.