Monday, March 4, 2013

It's Starvation Time!!

Yes, that time of year that all mothers look forward to!

Emptying out the freezer!

Oh! The dinner possibilites!

I picked up DIP3 from the bus after her very long day at school in the city.  She flopped into the passenger seat, and before the door was securely locked, she asked me, "Please tell there is a good supper waiting at home - I am STARVING!"

"Well," I said, too brightly and somewhat hesitantly...

She picked up on that in one second and whipped her head around very fast.


"Purim is in one week and this year I decided  not to wait until two weeks before Pesach to empty the freezer, and  have to throw out all those zip lock bags and disintegrating foil lumps from the freezer. We are starting to eat Freezer Food early!"

I received an Epic Groan and even heard a supportive Stomach Rumble to go with it. 

But it's not so bad.

At least I am not serving her something made from the 55 frozen Esrogim from last year (2011) that her father still has in the freezer for his Esrog Infused Vodka.

Entitlement Gone Wild

Well, not sure if it's entitlement, or just I -think-so-much -of-myself-and-my-kids-I -don't-realize -how -awful-this-sounds  Syndrome.

Here it is:  Mai'sa Shehaya!

talking to parents of a boy beginning to date. He really wants to live in Israel. Learn in Israel when married. For as long as possible*

So I asked, hold on, is your son that eager to return, that if he meets a girl and gets engaged, he will return to Israel to learn  till he gets married?  (answer)"You bet!"

So then I asked, what about the idea of an engagement a time of getting to know your betrothed a little better? (answer) "They can talk on the phone! Or..."

-this is just so beautiful-

"Let her hop on a plane and visit him!"

Sure! spend another thousand bucks AND take off from a job AND miss school AND spend more of parents' money AND put more of the financial burden and responsibility on the girl AND have expectations out the wazoo of the girl and her parents and expect the boys to do NOTHING but contribute

_________________________________  you may fill in answer of your choice.

I was so upset.

* when a friend told me it's a struggle but she is still supporting her daughter because they committed to five years and I said, well is your son in law planning to go to work? her answer was "I don't know and I don't ask". 

You hear that, folks?!?  I DON'T KNOW AND I DON'T ASK

Why not??