Israeli election season started pretty much right as the U.S. election season ended. Fear not - it's no less depressing, frustrating and exhausting. I wonder if I can write in a candidate this time, too? Eretz Nehederet (Israeli sketch comedy) collected Israeli election memes and some of them are real... 'winners' (ehhhhh). A few of my favs:... Continue Reading →
...your 3.5-year-old son pulls a wrapped pantyliner out of your purse in public and continues to ask, 'what's this, Ima?' ...your 1.5-year-old daughter's been playing around on you and then you look down and realize she's made inconveniently-located saliva-sucking marks on your t-shirt. ...your son is reviewing with you the fact that private parts are... Continue Reading →
Week 51: From My Window Grows a garden.
Sitting just outside the kids' room, on the cold tiled floor in the hallway, scrolling through articles on my phone. Silently scanning Newtown coverage, reading Newtown stories, seeing Newtown pictures as my son restlessly attempts sleep, deep within his bottom bunk. "Ima, can you tuck me in?" I don't even bother wiping the tears from... Continue Reading →
I cherish that moment just before a small flame dies... If you catch it just at the right moment, you watch its last breath... and then it becomes a memory. I cannot say the same for people. Maybe that's what makes the concept of an eternal flame so comforting. Week 50: Opposite One minute you're... Continue Reading →
So I guess I'm not as paranoid as I thought... Or the world has become a more realistic place for people with morbid imaginations like myself... Set your mind back eight years. Remember the Beslan school hostage crisis? The massacre in September 2004, erupting from a local school hostage crisis that lasted a whole three days, including... Continue Reading →
I guess we now know what types of girls Koala won't be bringing home... Koala: What is that? me: What? Koala touches and scratches my nose me: What are you doing? Koala: You have something here... me: Oh, my nose ring? Koala: What?? me: That's supposed to be there. Koala: Why? me: It's nice. It's... Continue Reading →
It's only the fourth night and I can point to eight things I've learned this Chanukah: Chanukah is really really really hard with comprehending kids and not much/no family around. Watching your other immigrant friends run around to local family parties with parents, in-laws, siblings, etc. is tough. Giving out-of-the-blue presents to a small child... Continue Reading →