joys of boys

One O’clock Two O’clock Three O’clock Yawn!!

Two nights ago I failed to sleep all night. I tossed and I turned. The sandman just refused to make an appearance. By 4 in the morning I was looking forward to having all the…

Bracing for the Bris

I received an email from a reader asking me my advice. She is currently towards the end of her pregnancy with a baby boy, and is preparing herself for his bris (circumcision). Seeing as she…

Silence….

….is always suspicious when there are four kids in the house. Last night there was much whispering, and then dead silence for a few minutes. I knew the boys were up to something, but I…

Boys Boys Boys

Why do they not notice when they smell? Seriously! My boys all shower every morning. It wakes them up and they are fresh smelling and clean for school. One of the older ones came home…

A teachable moment ;)

We were watching TV last night – the Olympics. My son was looking at all the TV announcers and reporters. He asked me “How come all the TV people have such perfect teeth and such…

I love my kids

My house at 6 45 am this morning. Bank of Ima had a request for a withdrawal. High Schooler: Ima, can I have some lunch money please? Ima: Sigh. You too? What’s your PIN number?…

Open Letter to Men – part two

We women would like to ask you to kindly think before you open your mouths. You know we are very into our appearance. You know that, and if you didn’t – what do you think…

Teens and Purim Drinking

Purim is just over two weeks away and while the kids are all busy planning costumes and mishloach manot themes, the issue of alcohol consumption must be addressed with the older ones. My two oldest…

Super Bowl #44

I watched it. More for the commercials that anything else, truth be told! Thing is we are not into what the Americans call football* in this house, being more a hockey house than anything else….

Is there an elf in there?

My refrigerator is once again full of food, ready to cook for Shabbat, and to keep the boychik’s tummies filled for the next few days. Seriously, there is no more room in there for anything….

Interesting addition to the lunch box

What interesting item did your child ask you to pack in his/her school bag today? Mine asked permission to take along a space heater and extension cord to school as there was no heat in…

Parenting Stream of Consciousness

One of my boys is AD(H)D. Thankfully he is not hyperactive. He was diagnosed relatively early, at the age of 6, and later on was also diagnosed with some learning disabilities. By the time of…