Mommy: What would you like for breakfast?
Ari: An English muffin with cream cheese.
Mommy: It’s Passover. We don’t have any English muffins in the house. Would you like matzah with cream cheese?
Mommy: Would you like matzah with peanut butter or a scrambled egg?
Ari: I’d like a waffle with syrup.
Mommy: Waffles aren’t Kosher for Passover. They’re leavened so we don’t eat them on Passover. What else would you like?
Ari: An English muffin with…
Mommy: We don’t have English muffins in the house because they’re also leavened. We don’t eat them on Passover. Remember the four questions? Chametz o’ matzah? Well, on all other days we can eat delicious yeasty breads or matzah, but on Passover, we only eat matzah.
Ari: I know.
Mommy: So no waffles, no pancakes, no toast, no English muffins this week. What would you like?
Ari: How about a matzah pancake like Zayde made me yesterday?
Mommy: I wish I could make that for you, buddy, but I don’t have the recipe for it and it’s too early to call Zayde at home. I will make bubbelehs, which are special Passover pancakes, for dinner one night this week. Would you like matzah with cream cheese, matzah with peanut butter, or an egg?
Ari: I guess I’ll have an egg. But no cheese!