In praise of Boys part 2

I didn’t think I would be writing another praiseworthy post so soon (boys can so be boys sometimes LOL), but they went and reduced me to tears this time.


My two oldest – Pigeon and Duckie – finished school today at 12, and I just got home at 2. I had asked them to do a few little chores while at home alone, thinking I would be lucky if anything got done.


I walked in the door and they both yelled out “Surprise!!” – the Shabbat table was set – with dishes and napkins and napkin rings too!! The living room was spic and span, as was the kitchen and bathroom, they even tidied up their bedrooms!!  And on the table, wrapped up beautifully was a long stemmed red rose for me.


They had noticed the recipe book open in the kitchen to a page with a favourite cake recipe, and they organized all the ingredients on the counter to make it easy for me.


They told me that they know how hard I have been working, yet with all of that I still make time to make them all feel special. They gave me this whole speech about how much they love me and respect me. Then they told me that I must not get up from the table tonight, that they will serve the meal. They will even, so I am told, bring me the water and basin for washing Netillat Yadayim.


What is there to say, except that I am blessed beyond words. I must remember this when they are busy torturing each other or bringing mud into the house, or drowning frogs in the toilet.


Shabbat Shalom everyone! (off to dry a happy tear or three).

8 responses to “In praise of Boys part 2

  1. You obviously have raised them right. Whatever else is running around in the universe that is bedeviling you know that you have at least 4 little “life preservers” to keep you afloat.
    [Whomever said that the art of the mixed metaphor was dead – needs to read more carefully].

    Shabbat Shalom – be of good cheer and sound judgment. Barring that save a glass of scotch for me.

  2. Wow. Can I feed to my boys whatever your boys have been eating? Congratulations on doing great as a mom. And Shabbat Shalom.

  3. Awwww! That’s just wonderful! This post made my day.

    Shabbat Shalom, gmar chatima tova!

  4. Ron – cheers! having a pre-shabbat scotch (or three) in your honour!

    Leora – and i thought i had been kinda ignoring them lately…..guess that might work? but thanks, congratulations always accepted whether deserved or not!

    Juggling Frogs – thanks, it kinda made my day too LOL

  5. wow, amazing! You must be a really great mother to get such treatment, they must love you so much!

  6. Great story and above all great boys.
    BTW I like the new set up.

  7. I know this might seem like an obvious point but won’t covering your hair send potential suitors flying back to their bachelor pads?

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