joys of boys

Garbage Fail

I tested the boys this morning. Before they got up I cleaned up the kitchen and emptied the garbage. I put the full garbage bag in front of the front door, so that when anyone…

Every Day is Mother’s Day – yeah, right!!

Growing up this was not a holiday we celebrated. First of all, in the UK, it is celebrated in March. Secondly, it just wasn’t such a huge hyped up holiday like it is here in…

Discussions at Shabbat Table – zonah

Last week’s Parsha (specified Torah reading) spoke a lot about priesthood, and included in that was the list of the women a Kohen (priest) is forbidden to marry. My 7 year old came home with…

He’s so special – different kid!

My sixth grader’s class is partaking in a program run by the Chofetz Chaim Foundation. I haven’t seen any literature for it, but my son explained it to me. By behaving nicely, and not talking…

He’s so special!

My 14 year old son, that is. I love all my kids equally. They are ALL my favourite. But today I need to boast about my eldest. He comes home daily for lunch from yeshiva…

Dearest Child

I love that you constantly think of ways to challenge me. It keeps me on my toes. I really do appreciate it. I sent you to your room to clean up the pile of clothes…

Nothing wrong in it

I call my kids many names, most of them some form of sweetie, darling etc. I can never remember their names at a time that I need to. I have been heard calling them something…

Shaver Advice

As you all know I have two teenaged sons. The time is fast approaching when they will both need to start shaving. I know there are laws about electric shavers – some are halachically acceptable,…

One on One Time

With long days at school, four kids and one of me there is not much opportunity for each child to get alone time with me. The youngest gets the most, as he has the least…

Interesting Find in the Laundry Hamper

Can anyone explain to me how there are folded clothes in the kids’ laundry hamper? Are they finally becoming so aware of my neatness tendencies that they are actually folding their dirty clothes, or are…

How would you answer? (Transvestites)

I was at the Palisades Mall the other day with six boys. Four of mine and two extras brought along because I needed more testosterone around me (not!!). This place is huge and overwhelming for…

Pesach 2010

Well, for the first time in a long time, I was really sad to put away the Pesach dishes. We had the most awesome holiday E V E R!! I had been so nervous prior…