Daily Archives: April 28, 2010

He’s so special – different kid!

My sixth grader’s class is partaking in a program run by the Chofetz Chaim Foundation. I haven’t seen any literature for it, but my son explained it to me. By behaving nicely, and not talking badly to people and about people, in class and at recess, the boys can earn a letter in a Sefer Torah that is being written. They need 20 points to earn one letter. When they have earned their letter, the rebbe / teacher sends in a form, and the boy gets a certificate telling him which is HIS letter.

My son earned his first letter yesterday and came home so excited to tell me about it. I have noticed he is being more patient with his younger brother, and taking a deep breath before asking his brother politely to please stop annoying him ( 🙂 ). He can’t earn points at home, but it shows he has become more aware of his behaviour and his speech. He told me he wants to work towards at least one more letter. He’d be really thrilled if HIS letter is in his barmitzvah parsha next year.

So proud of my little HockeyFan!

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He’s so special!

My 14 year old son, that is. I love all my kids equally. They are ALL my favourite. But today I need to boast about my eldest.

He comes home daily for lunch from yeshiva – I love that I get to see him during the day without other brothers around. One on one time is hard to come by these days with all of them. Some days I am home, some days I am running errands.

Today I had popped out to the shops to buy some bread and milk and snacks etc. He called me on the cell phone when he got home and saw I wasn’t there. I told him where I was. He said “Ima, wait for me, don’t shlepp everything home yourself. Let me walk to the store to meet you and I will shlepp it all home”. That’s exactly what he did. He wasn’t even embarrassed to be seen by his classmates shlepping the bubby-cart full of stuff, his mother by his side.

Love him!!

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Women who know their place.

Received this via email and seriously spat my coffee onto the screen! (I wonder if it’s even true, if Baba Wawa did go back and have this convo, anyhow, it IS funny).

WOMEN WHO KNOW THEIR PLACE……. it’s all in a point of view!

Barbara Walters, of 20/20, did a story on gender roles in Kabul, Afghanistan, several years before the Afghan conflict. She noted that women customarily walked five paces behind their husbands.

She recently returned to Kabul and observed that women still walk behind their husbands. Despite the overthrow of the oppressive Taliban regime, the women are happy to maintain the old custom.

Ms. Walters approached one of the Afghani women and asked, ‘Why do you now seem happy with an old custom that you once tried so desperately to change?’

The woman looked Ms. Walters straight in the eyes, and without hesitation said,

“Land Mines.”

No matter what language you speak or where you go:


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How to identify a cheater

Apparently, according to Dr Phil, in this article, a man whose ring finger is longer than his index is more likely to be unfaithful. Yes indeed. Apparently this longer ring finger happens because of an excess of testosterone in utero – and this leads to having the cheating gene. Players, those who have many partners, have a busier brain scan that their more boring one-partnered counterparts.

Sigh, what next? As part of the shidduch criteria do we now have to measure fingers and have brains scans so that we can predict a man’s ability for potential monogamy?

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Heinous or Harmless – dating world

You have a single girlfriend who is, as they say, in the parsha ie dating for marriage. She needs guidance. You are sympathetic to her story and want to help her all you can. However she prefers to speak with your husband, finds his advice more helpful for some reason. You have no reason to distrust her, but it makes you uncomfortable. Hubby thinks you are over reacting – it’s not like either of them are hiding their conversations from you.

Is this appropriate? Should single women be calling a married man for advice about anything? For that matter, should married women call someone else’s husband for advice about anything? Eg furniture, cars, politics etc.

What are your thoughts?

(not my story, not my husband)

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Wednesday’s Wacky Signs

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