The Loop

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Interesting Story

Nava was on her way home from school today when she realized that she left her bus ticket in my backpack yesterday. She assessed the weather situation - hot and dusty - and decided to ask around and see if someone could drive her home. She asked a girl in her class who graciously offered to ask her carpool person to drive Nava home. This Mom doesn't know Nava and barely knows me. So she tried asking other mothers for my cellphon number (not my friends) and calling my home phone to ask me permission to drive Nava home. The house phone's ringer was off, and Nava's cellphone was at home, so needless to say, she didn't get through. But she drove Nava home anyway, even though Nava told her we might not be home and that she doesn't have a key. (We are always home when she arrives, and she can't have a key because she's not allowed to be home alone.)

Now, at this point, I will tell you what we were doing. I was on my "day off" in my "day off" clothes watching Cosby Show with Fry on the couch. Nava came into the house a little late with this Mom in tow. The Mom started yelling at me that Nava doesn't have my cellphone number, and she didn't know if we'd be home, and doesn't have a key, and we need an emergency plan, and the Mom tried to call our house number 15 times! All I could think of to say was Thank You For Driving Her Home. Which definitely exasperated the Mom.

Missing bus ticket and cellphone notwithstanding, Nava's a pretty independent person and could have walked home, but she feels comfortable Tremping with kids she knows.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIM!!! (its almost midnight here so its ok to write this)

Monday, May 24, 2010

i know understand how difficult being shauli is. i had to watch my kids for 2 DAYS! because devorah went to NY to celebrate b'h. her moms 60th. but 2 whole days! i know! but shauli does it for weeks at a time. im proud and impressed at the same time saddened. devo comes home tonight! yay!

Friday, May 14, 2010

parenting 102

if a 4th grader has a report to do and it can either be done in cursive or on the computer is it inappropriate for the parent of the student to type the paper for her? the student has already written a rough draft. your thoughts are welcome

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Happy Yom Yerushalayim!

Happy Yom Yerushalayim...
& happy birthday Yael! enjoy your 2nd decade...

Friday, May 07, 2010

How many States do you think are in the U.S.

Batch is insistent that there are 50+Alaska and Hawaii. She's checked online and called people and so far no one has agreed with her.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

the long way home

i met ephraim shwartz at the airport, we davened maariv together with a minyan . after that i sat down in my seat on the plane it was an exit row and there was noone next to me, that made me very excited then i think the last person got on the plane and sat next to me. it was a chsideshe rabbi type guy who has a shul in brooklyn . he was wearing a bekeshe with the velvet and stuff . this made me feel very consious about watching movies and wich movies i would watch. firstly the movie selection was very poor. the rabbi and i shmoozed for a little bit he said some divrei torahwe talked a little bobov and friedman and then we settled in. he went to sleep so i was able to watch with sandra bullock and the football oplayer, then it was shacharit time because we went so north around iceland we were flying in sweden and norway and its always light there this time of year. i wasnt sure if this was the proper time to daven but since other people did i did too. my seat mate davened for about 2 hours during i felt i shouldnt be watching movies. he doesnt always daven that long but he was very excited to be able to becuase there was nothing else to do. i liked the fact that he davened the whole thing sitting down, he pout his tallis and tefillinon sitting down too and he even switched his bekeshe while sitting down. i listened to a lot of music. so then i watched hurt locker which is a movied about bomb sapper in irag. my seat mate watch it with me and asked me lots of questions including that it couldnt be real as they wouldnt let someone video it like it was done. i told him it was a reenactment of what happened. he was nispoel from the mesiras nefesh that the soldiers had and said we should have the same mesiras nefesh when fighting our yetzer. i told him if we did have that same mesiras nefesh we wouldnt be watching the video! all in all he was very pleasant to sit with and we are best friends now. then i sat around jfk for about 1.5 hours and then i CAME HOME.! yay
i had a great time. thank s to everyone for also having a great time with me.
lets do it again soon with the gontza mishpacha

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Dear Devorah,

Thank you very much for letting Yaakov come play with us. We hope you come too next time!

PS I hear Roni wants to see Shlomo's house and Har Sinai...

Miss 'ya!

Sunday, May 02, 2010

יישר כח, Sim & Golda.
Great job. Wonderful party & we had a great time.