- I flew through Frankfurt (a decrepit airport, similar to Ben Gurion before they rebuilt it). When my 3.5yo heard that we were flying toward Germany, she announced, “Germans are bad. I don’t want to go to Germany and see any bad Germans.” I suspect that an older sibling who did not go on this trip coached her.
- She loves attention. Today while my father, sons and brothers were having an animated conversation, she commanded “everyone to stop talking.”
- We arrived at 1:00 PM on Erev Tisha B’Av. Despite this, the fast went smoothly.
- My sister’s housekeeper, who also cares for our father, washed and pressed all of the “nine days” laundry we had shlepped from Israel.
- On Tisha B’Av, my husband reported that my almost 6yo had a fever and spots since the morning. Chickenpox was confirmed by the doctor the next day. Am I a bad mother for being glad that it started after I left? My 13yo cared for him when my husband worked, and he’s feeling okay.
- I strongly suspect that my 3.5yo, who has so far shown no symptoms of the virus, will get it a day or two before my scheduled return (after the two-week incubation period). The rest are immune.
- On this trip, my 15.5 yo showed his true personality: the curious, charming and cooperative human who had been hiding under that teenage veneer.
- I met Raggedy Mom and Ariella! RM was kind enough to host us for the too-short visit, and I got to see the Raggedy kids and Ariella’s youngest. I look forward to returning the favor (and hosting other bloggers) in the near future.
Eight things about my visit to NY
July 29, 2007 By
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