joys of boys

“I love you” – a rant

Who doesn’t like hearing those three perfect little words? Most of the time I really cherish the way they sound in my ear. Most of the time. But please tell me why it is that…

Chicken or the egg

We had an interesting debate around our Shabbat table last night. If you shecht (ritually slaughter) a chicken, and there was an egg inside it practically ready to be laid, is that egg pareve or…

Ethical or Moral?

My oldest son informed me over Shabbat that he has a job on Monday. What is his job? The senior’s residence near the school is going to be short of eligible men for a minyan…

Of Lawyers and Cheesecake

Squiggy said to me the other day that we should have a reality show about us. I personally think it would be pretty boring, but then, there are those moments…..like last night. Wednesday nights the…

A mommy of boys rant

We live in Montreal. It gets really cold here outside. Inside our buildings there is tremendous dry heat. Even with a job-lot of moisturizer and Blistex my skin gets dry and my lips get chapped….

We don’t care about stuff like that

Is this a kid thing, a male thing, or just other people? My son called me yesterday from school while I was out running errands. He had wanted to bring a friend home in his…

Kids

I made them pizza for supper. The kind you buy frozen, put in the oven and ten minutes later, voila, dinner is ready. Kids love it, and when the IGA has a fresh batch delivered…

Oh the things they say

Prince ChatterBox (7) came home with a new idea today. Well, I had never heard of it before. He says that when Jewish men go the Jewish cemetery for a burial or to pay respects,…

Ah the smell of the open road

Later today I pick up the Ford Focus or similarly sized car from the car rental place. The kids seem a lot more excited about it than I am. Maybe it’s because they are boys…

Antidote to the last post?

Ahem…So the biggest prince got sent home today because he had a bad stomach ache in class. Came in looking like a wet weekend. Hasn’t interfered at all in his killing mercenaries on the Wii…

Just a Question?

Prince ChatterBox is 7 and comes up with the most amusing sentences and questions most of the time. What he asked me this morning gave me pause. “Ima, right if a father dies all his…

WWYD? – kids

Kids can be very enterprising, and I like to encourage that in my sons. However, a scenario opened itself up before me and I am wondering how to proceed. We go through hot chocolate in…