Week 12: Black and White And the sea parted... (and the sweeper sneezed)
It's ok to help mother with cleaning for Passover. It might not be ok for her to involve the children in sanitizing her toxic home office. Also, the first time a child discovers a vacuum cleaner is super fun. Me: How do you say vacuum b'ivrit? Him: Maybe 'vachuum' (וחיום)?
This is how a recovering poli sci major does parenting. Then the following exchange made me feel dirty: "Who is that man?" "The president of the United States." "Oh." "Moshe Rabeinu was the manhig (leader) of Bnei Yisrael, right?" "Right." "So President Obama is the manhig of America and Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu is the... Continue Reading →
Like I said... The truck that towed visiting President Obama's limo today - the one accidentally filled with the wrong fuel and then broke down - happens to be the tow truck that calls its home my street, where my kid and his friends stand totally in awe of an enormous truck right before their eyes. Way... Continue Reading →
My run this morning got a little messy - but way more fun - when my running partner joined. If you live in Tzur Hadassah and this is your dog, man, you are lucky. I hope you're a runner too! It's such a thrill running with a dog (even if it was just for a... Continue Reading →
Kashrut enthusiasts! Kosher-keeping container collectors, gather round! You've seen the blue Dairy stickers... You've used the red Meat stickers... You've stuck on green Pareve stickers... You've dusted off the purple Passover stickers... And now, for a limited time only, you have the stunning option of adorning your most chametzidik dishware with the one, the only... ...'Sold... Continue Reading →
I just got BUSTED. Lately Koala has been exploring his artistic side, especially in the scissors department. Yesterday he was cutting paper into tiny squares and giving them to me as presents while I worked at my desk. "Ima, here's a nice one. This is a nice square. Take this Ima." Because I do have... Continue Reading →
Figured I'd stream the Knesset swearing-in ceremony while getting actual work done. Someone in this country has to, right? Anyway, during the part of the gathering where the members nominate and vote for the Knesset Speaker, I found a striking resemblance to a certain type of gathering I've been a part of many times now... watching... Continue Reading →
Sitting on the starting line curb, stretching my legs pre-run, wondering how much self-doubt I had left to overcome, this was exactly what I needed to see. Week 11: Reflecting Sometimes what we're not is a reflection of what we truly are.