Monday, December 24, 2007

Bathroom Door Humor

Oldest Son (almost 7) and Youngest Son (4-1/2) have lately taken the concept of privacy to heart. It coincided with being separated into their own rooms (temperament needs) and they love knocking on each other's doors and asking if they can come in.

But this one caught me off guard:

Oldest Son (running upstairs): I have to go potty!

Youngest Son (running after him): Me too!

OS: I get it first!

YS: I get it second!

OS: Okay (closes bathroom door)

YS knocks on bathroom door.

OS: Who is it?

YS (after a long pause): Who do you think it is?

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Of Course, Some Do Go Both Ways

Abba: Are you an innie or an outie?

The PT (6): I'm a rightie.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

What's In There?

My niece Dassi (5) is quite the blunt one.
D: What do you have in there?
Ez: Huh?
D: What's in your tummy? Is there something in there? It's kind of fat. Why is your tummy so fat?

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Zero Years Old

Driving carpool is always a surefire way to hear some preschool pearls of wisdom.

Our neighbor's son, S was talking to my daughter Ann (both 4).

S: The last time (another boy) was at my house for a playdate, my brother N was zero years old.

Ann (while wrinkling nose): What's zero?

S (shrugs): I'm not sure, but it means that you don't have any teeth yet.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

When Kids Sing

From Youngest Son (4-1/2), singing happily on the way home from school:

"Baa baa black sheep, have you any wool,
Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full.
One for the master, one for the dame,
One for the little boy who lives down the drain..."

Friday, December 14, 2007

Concept of a new baby

Hi, Psychotoddler gave me posting privilidges a while ago, but I got swamped with work and a class. But I want to at least start. I have two daughters, Tikvah and Ahava (now 4 and 2).

When my wife was pregnant with Ahava, and Tikvah was about 17 months old, we kept trying to get her to understand that a new baby was on the way. We'd have her rub mom's belly and would say "Baby... there's a baby in there!" Then one day I was laying on the floor, on my back, playing with Tikvah. She came over, rubbed my belly, and proudly declared, "BABY!!"

Oops, I need to cut back on the desserts!!

Sunday, December 09, 2007


My niece, A (3) was walking last week with my sister-in-law L. They passed by a house with an ornate Nativity scene, complete with large figurines hunched seriously over the baby.

A turned to her mother and said, "Look how hard they are davening (praying)at that bris! They sure have a lot of kavanah (intention, concentration)!"

This Just In..

We had a Chanuka party, complete with relatives, yummy food, and presents.
YB, age 4, got a little confused between the relatives and the guests...
Instead of asking Uncle Zalmy for some lasagna, he asked for some "Unclezanya!"
(Apparently, he's actually been calling it that since last Chanuka...)

Wednesday, December 05, 2007


From my SIL: Ben (5) and Hen (3) were standing on a stool watching me make latkes last night. The stool is a about a foot and a quarter wide, so it was challenging for both of them to stand comfortably. (Ben suggested that we either get another stool or skinnier feet.)

Hen, could you tell your yetzer hara to stop pushing me!
And from Elianna (20 mo.)'s first extended sentence, a couple weeks back, as I walked toward the bathroom, to Serach:
"DaDa PP go!"

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

when chumash class hits home...

oh gosh. my 2nd graders have more hashkafa in their lives than i do...

NT: My Bubby used to live in Florida, but there were hurricanes, so she moved to Israel, but now there are earthquakes there.
Maybe Hashem is giving her Nisyonos (tests) like He gave Avram!