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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Overheard in the Sukkah

Don't worry, I'm really going to be back to blog about subjects of substance (tuition, homemaking, etc, etc, etc). But, in the meantime, I thought I would share the strangest thing said in our sukkah to date.

Shortly following a dvar Torah about the arba minim and different types of Jew, my son screams out (and I quote): "Jews come in every color. . . .There are even white Jews!"

Let's just say that we were left laughing for the next hour and still have no clue what he was talking about. Somehow, I'm guessing it had nothing to do with race.

And speaking of race, not long ago a black technician visited our home. After observing him working, the same child comes up to me and announces that the technician is not Jewish. My heart skipped a beat since I have heard other kids who aren't much older (as well as their parents) speak about non-Jews in a way that we will not tolerate. So, I asked him why he reached such a conclusion. He looks at me and says, "Mommy, he isn't wearing a kippa." Wow, that simple, albeit an erroneous way of determining if a person is a member of the tribe. Later, we decided it would be fun to go to the park. So, he asks me to invite the technician to come with us.

What is the strangest thing your kids (nieces or nephews) have said or done in the sukkah?

9 comments:

Mo'ah Kemo Efro'ah said...

"Don't worry, I'm really going to be back to blog about subjects of substance"

actually, i think "speak[ing] about non-Jews in a way that we will not tolerate" is a subject of substance

Halfnutcase said...

some things aught to be able to be taken for granted.

SephardiLady said...

Agreed with both of you. Anyone know how to cross out words for an edit?

Mo'ah Kemo Efro'ah said...

"Anyone know how to cross out words for an edit?"

i don't know how to do it in blogger. i do it in word and then cut and paste into blogger

queeniesmom said...

The kids had nightly discussions on which was the "Mommy slug" and which was the "Baby Slug". All of our guests were instructed to be very careful of the Mommy and baby slugs and not to step on them. When one guest told them to give the slugs some beer, they were horrified and replied "but then they will get drunk. Mommies and babies don't drink. they don't get drunk". This poor guest didn't know whether to laugh or not.

Neil Harris said...

Well, firstly, showing respect for anyone created in Hashem's image is a great thing.

My daughter (5 yrs old) made a sukkah in our sukkah out of legos for her Polly Pockets. I was impressed.

Larry Lennhoff said...

Place strike with the usual html characters in front of the words and /strike afterwards

Haloscan won't let me do a demo :<(

Ezzie said...

To edit, go into the edit html, use del and /del tags around the words you want to cross out.

Best line in a sukkah: My parents' sukkah is a porch that has a roof that cranks up and down. My nephew, at the time just turning 4, was a fan of the "Middos" books by Boruch Chait. While cranking up the roof on erev Yom Tov, the cable snapped and the roof crashed down on the sukkah, making it a nice enclosed porch - and not a sukkah. Someone there was not very happy, and yelled a little bit about it; my nephew turns to my brother and asks, "Is ______ 'Mad Mo'"?

Neil Harris said...

Ezzie,
Cute! Great books (although I enjoy them more than my kids).