joys of boys

Touching Moment

Today we were all walking home from shul. KoD was walking with his two daughters, and my little Chatterbox was holding my hand. The rest of the brood were ambling along at their own pace,…

Ah children!!

Today’s mail brought two items for my eldest son. (Why can’t they address my bills to him??) One was a package containing 2 Mike and Ike packs. He had eaten some Mike and Ikes a…

Folks, I need your help

I am sitting here trying to breathe through this iron band around my chest. I lost it with one of the kids this morning. This child is not a neat child by nature. He is…

My Awesome Boys!!

It’s Friday, a day that I traditionally spend in the kitchen, whipping up delicious food for Shabbat – chicken soup and home baked challahs etc. My boys have hungry tummies and very much appreciate my…

Pet Teenage Peeve

Would it kill them to take the ear-phones out of BOTH ears when they talk to you? Even, now here’s a thought, turn the darn iPod off??!! Would it really hurt them to talk softly…

Kids and Time Change

They are having issues with the lost hour, especially the two teenagers. The last two mornings I have had to hear discourses on why it’s not really 6 am, it’s 5 am and it’s cruel…

Lunch Money

You give a kid 3 bucks to buy lunch at school. You find out that he has used one of those dollars to pay back a one dollar loan he got off one of his…

Would you do this to your toddler?

I got this off offbeatmama.com. I think every child should be given the opportunity for freedom of expression. But I doubt this little boy has any idea at his age whether he wants the mohawk…

Open Letter to My Son

You know I love you dearly, right? Even at midnight, when I have just dropped off to sleep and you wake me up with those three special little words “Ima, I puked”. I don’t know…

Target Practice

One of my tweeps in Israel was complaining this morning about her little boys. She in fact was bemoaning the necessity of sharing a bathroom with them and craving a bathroom of her own. Some…

The things they say!!

I got up at 4.45 this morning in order to wake my men so they could have something to eat and drink before the Fast of Esther started (around 5.30 am). They all got up,…

Men and Jewellery

My son is turning 12 very soon and on his wish list amongst all the iPods and laptops and Nintendo DSs (dream on kiddo) was this “a Magen (Star Of) David on a chain.” I…