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Archive for August, 2009

Cheeks

Yes, they're my cheeks. The rest is Rafi.

Yes, they're my cheeks. The rest is Rafi.

Yes, the cheeks are filling out. No need to comment on them. I have a lot of people here who think they’re cute!

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Home from the homefront

and we're back in business!

and we're back in business!

I’ve been waiting for about a month for Rafi to get home and I know that tomorrow I won’t remember he was gone! That’s how it is, isn’t it? You adapt your life, do nothing all day just trying to conserve the energy for when you have 3¬† kids under 4 to take care of, and then one day your life goes back to normal and you’re not alone anymore. How wonderful it is that we all possess the power to block¬† out the difficult times. On the other hand, it was a really good excuse why I didn’t clean the house, cook anything, do any laundry, spent a lot of money on really sugary coffee drinks, spent a lot of money on takeout, and let the kids watch TV, oh and not brush their teeth. Now what am I going to do?? I WAS LIVING THE GOOD LIFE!!! I guess we’re all out of the army now, all in our own way. Life has to go back sometime. But I’m still going to get my coffee blend though, I AM still on maternity leave.

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What is it with women and their jewellery?

What is it with women and their jewellery?

I never considered myself a person who pushes boy things on boys and girl things on girls- although now that I think about it, everything Tzviya owns is either pink or has frills. But seriously, I offer her cars all the time. My mom even bought Mr. G a boy doll. I used to think it was all nature- I mean, when given a stroller to play with, Miss T likes to put dolls in and walk around the house, while Mr. G runs around smashing it into walls. Definitely nature. But on Tisha B’Av, we made jewellery, and Mr. G made a beautiful necklace which at first, he said was for me. But when it came to finishing it off, he decided he wanted to wear it. I put the necklace around his neck and he wore it for about a minute and then he began to get ansy. He started fidgeting with it and then said, “I don’t want to wear this. This is only for Imas and Tzviyalis.” So I took it off and let Miss T wear it and boy was she thrilled. So what does this teach us? Boys can’t stand fidgeting and girls don’t care? Maybe. Or maybe even if we don’t intend to do it, somehow we impart these roles on them. I don’t think it’s a bad thing. This is how the world is. But Mr. G did get great joy seeing me wear his necklace when he handed it to me that night and said, “Ima, I made this for you- I love you!”. aaawww, I know!!! Whichever way you see it, it’s just a nice thing when a man knows how to give a gift, even a 3 foot, 3.5 year old little man with a really big heart.

Mr. G smelling the necklace. Maybe this will give some insight into why girls like wearing these?

Mr. G smelling the necklace. Maybe this will give some insight into why girls like wearing these?

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