Skip to main content

Let’s play… The Game of Tomorrow!

So here’s how tomorrow’s shaping up, now that it’s officially The Last Minute.  I’m thinking of it as a board game – first one to cross the finish line (ie sunset) with an Admit to Class card wins the “Mama of the Year Award.” 

Failure to cross the finish line means carrying the Bad Mama Trophy for the entire school year.

8 am – take Ted to work despite Elisheva’s groans and screams that “it’s too early” (or is that me screaming?)

8:30 am – stop at Superstore to buy challah for Shabbat Party circle time

9:00 am – stop at EC’s Old School to pay unpaid 2008/2009 tuition (due to Board of Jewish Education policy that says your children can’t start at a new school if money is owing to any other BJE school)

10:00 am – home, dress kids, bake frozen borekas, tidy a bit, set up for Shabbat Party circle time, start Chicken Cacciatore in crockpot.

10:30 am – Shabbat Party circle time!  (highlight of Naomi Rivka’s week)

11:30 am – toss kids in car, drive to EC’s New School to pay 2009/2010 tuition (assessed at $1000 more than I said we could afford – hey, thanks, BJE!)

11:40 am – (this is the SNAKE part of this snakes-and-ladders day) return home for forgotten chequebook

11:45 am – go back out to EC’s New School to pay tuition

12:00 noon – offer the school first-born child instead, but he’s a boy and they say no; pay $1000 more than I can afford humbly and take my leave WITH THE ADMIT TO CLASS CARD!!!

1:00 pm – if all goes well, kids exhausted, come home for quick borekas, withstand EC’s screaming because I promised we could go out for lunch one day this week.  Promise her we’ll do it Sunday or Monday.

1:30 pm – if Elisheva is over her screaming, send her only slightly late with Naomi Rivka to the library for Naomi’s last math class.

1:30 pm – if Elisheva is still screaming about how much she has to help with the kids, either take Naomi Rivka myself or stay home and bath both kids.

2:00 pm – either way, bathtime and nummies for Gavriel Zev and then naptime.

3:00 pm – time to cook:  Shabbos is in four hours!!!

7:00 pm – due to a LADDER in this snakes-and-ladders day, four hours pass like twenty minutes, Ted is home from work and gone to shul already and Shabbos miraculously arrives to save us all from our mundane work-week selves. 

Cakes are baked, chicken prepared, the table set with gleaming candlesticks and golden-brown challahs… two malachim accompany Ted and YM home from shul, a good malach and a bad malach.  The good malach, seeing our peaceful prepared home says, “So should it be this and every week.”  And the bad malach must, just simply must, answer amen.  Amen.

Hmm.  Musta bumped my head on something.  Could have sworn I heard malachim chuckling…

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

לימודי קודש/Limudei Kodesh Copywork & Activity Printables

Welcome to my Limudei Kodesh / Jewish Studies copywork and activity printables page.  As of June 2013, I am slowly but surely moving all my printables over to 4shared because Google Docs / Drive is just too flaky for me. What you’ll find here: Weekly Parsha Copywork More Parsha Activities More Chumash / Tanach Activities Yom Tov Copywork & Activities Tefillah Copywork Pirkei Avos / Pirkei Avot Jewish Preschool Resources Other printables! For General Studies printables and activities, including Hebrew-English science resources and more, click here . For Miscellaneous homeschool helps and printables, click here . If you use any of my worksheets, activities or printables, please leave a comment or email me at Jay3fer “at” gmail “dot” com, to link to your blog, to tell me what you’re doing with it, or just to say hi!  If you want to use them in a school, camp or co-op setting, please email me (remove the X’s) for rates. If you just want to say Thank You, here’s a

Ancient Auction Secret: If Chinese auctions are racist, why do Jews love them so much?

Ah, Jews, Jews, Jews, Jews.  You sure do love your Chinese auctions, don’t you? It seems that even in an era of political correctness, within certain circles, this term just will not die . And frankly, I’m mortified. I’m not Chinese, but I have family who is Chinese.  Some are Korean, as well.  I guess this makes us more ethnically diverse than many Jews, but I suspect most Jewish families are moving in this direction.  Still.  Even if we don’t know a single Chinese person, we should still stop calling it that. First of all… is it actually racist to call it a Chinese auction? I figured I’d let Chinese people decide.  But when I turned to Google to find out how Chinese people feel about Chinese auctions, what I found was mostly… nothing.  Silence.  I did find some debate (presumably among non-Chinese people) over whether it was too far in the direction of political correctness to refer to these as a “silent auction” or (as in some parts of the States) a “tricky tray.”  (Ok

Hebrew/ עברית & English General Studies Printables

For Jewish Studies, including weekly parsha resources and copywork, click here . If you use any of my worksheets, activities or printables, please leave a comment or email me at Jay3fer “at” gmail “dot” com, to link to your blog, to tell me what you’re doing with it, or just to say hi!  If you want to use them in a school, camp or co-op setting, please email me (remove the X’s) for rates. If you enjoy these resources, please consider buying my weekly parsha book, The Family Torah :  the story of the Torah, written to be read aloud – or any of my other wonderful Jewish books for kids and families . English Worksheets & Printables: (For Hebrew, click here ) Science :  Plants, Animals, Human Body Math   Ambleside :  Composers, Artists History Geography Language & Literature     Science General Poems for Elemental Science .  Original Poems written by ME, because the ones that came with Elemental Science were so awful.  Three pages are included:  one page with two po