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Thursday, October 27, 2005

Excuses and a Short Anecdote

Hey I'll be playing catch up ( Catch-up? catchup? Ketchup? Catsup?) at work today but I don't want to leave you with no new material so here's a cute anecdote for your amusement:

The other day my younger daughter was playing in our backyard with a friend. They came running in excitedly to tell me they'd found a slug. They asked for a jar and I gave them one. They filled it with dirt and rocks and sticks and leaves and everything a slug might want, then they came running in again to show me.
"Oooh very nice" I said.
"We named it too!" said my daughter
"What did you name it?" I asked
"Chavi" she replied "Chavi Kaufman."

23 Comments:

At 10:30 AM, Blogger Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Now that was funny :-)

Is your sukka down yet? I had ours down in record time, but I'll put it all back in the shed on Friday.

 
At 10:46 AM, Blogger Shifra said...

Nope, not yet, but remember that Yom Tov only ended last night for us chutznikim.
It's been very wet here, I want to give the wood a chance to dry out a little but I will start taking things apart tonight B'H.

 
At 1:06 PM, Blogger dilbert said...

all very nice, but the real question: did you go to 6 flags?

 
At 1:14 PM, Blogger Krum as a bagel said...

Funny.

My kid to me at around 7:00 am this morning, my eyes barely open: "How do we die?"

 
At 1:28 PM, Blogger Shifra said...

Krum- Wow, that's a panic!
What did you say?

Dilbert- yes I did go- it was very interesting from a sociological perspective. I plan to blog about it soon!

 
At 2:59 PM, Blogger Krum as a bagel said...

Something really dumb. I don't remember. I was prepared for "when" or "why" people die, but not "how." After which my wife yelled "refer all such questions to me!"

 
At 3:04 PM, Blogger Shifra said...

Ah, THAT happens at my house all the time. If that happened at my house my husband would probably say something like "Well the best way to die is in your sleep" thinking he was being reassuring meanwhile my kid would never want to go to bed again for fear of dying.

 
At 6:14 PM, Blogger Krum as a bagel said...

LOL!! Shifra that is EXACTLY what happened. I said something about sleep, probably because I was sleeping at the time, and my wife gave your response.

 
At 7:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who's Chavi Kaufman?

 
At 7:27 PM, Blogger Shifra said...

I don't know...
When I asked my daughter if she knows someone by that name she said no.

My best guess is it's a combination of the first name of a camp counselor and the last name of a teacher maybe??

 
At 7:27 PM, Blogger dilbert said...

My 4 year old's first question every morning this week:

Is it Shabbat? Is it Yom Tov? and then, when the answer is no...yeahhh, I can use my mukza toys

 
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At 8:20 PM, Blogger orthomom said...

That's too funny. My daughter had a doll when she was younger, and for some reason, she named it "Tina". Not sure why, as we don't know any Tinas. In any event, my (very chassidish) Rebbetzin asked her one shabbos what the doll's name was. So my dear daughter proudly announces that the doll's name is "Tina". To which the Rebbetzin answered: "Deena, that's a beautiful name for a doll!" I was, needless to say, extrememly relieved at the miscommunication of Tina/Deena's name.

 
At 9:45 PM, Anonymous onionsoupmix said...

That was good. For some reason our kids cal their insects with slavic names. As in " Mommy, look ! Here's our two potato bugs- Sergei and Ivan !"

My kids also tend to ask their most bizarre questions when I'm totally preoccupied with something else. I'm rushing out the door and my four year old is tugging at me and asking if it is better to have a real alligator costume for purim and if I can find real alligator skin and a head or if it is easier to find a glow-in-the dark dinosaur suit. No joke. That conversation really happened. My part of it went like this " yeah, sure, okay...what did you say ? "

 
At 3:58 PM, Blogger Mirty said...

By all means, the real alligator suit is better!

 
At 5:25 PM, Blogger Jameel @ The Muqata said...

AskShifra: Are you sure the slug isn't related to the girl that got your daughter in trouble at school?

 
At 8:06 PM, Blogger MC Aryeh said...

really funny and precious. And why shouldn't slugs have last names too?

 
At 9:41 PM, Blogger Shifra said...

This is my OTHER daughter - she has learned it is wise to stay out of Bas-shifra's affairs whenever possible.

 
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