Every once in awhile, I get a chance to read something. Although I can read books, like Sputnik Sweetheart, which I just finished, on the bus to and from work, around home, I don’t have time for much more than short articles.
As I was reading this article about how a dad is now president of the former National Congress of Mothers, I got to thinking about our own scholastic involvement. We picked 3B’s preschool for a variety of reasons, not the least of which are proximity; attendance of his best friend, Little J; and excellence of the curriculum. That means that he attends at the local JCC and that means that we get weekly e-newsletters that say things like, “It’s beginning to feel a lot like Rosh Hashanah around here…” which reminded me that we’re going to need to get pumpkins soon.
Yeah, see, I’m not Jewish, and although Mama is half Jewish, it’s only the half that doesn’t count, and that half was never practicing, so she knows less than I do. Seriously, I had to explain to her what a shofar is…you’ll have to google it your own damn selves. Despite our lack of official Jewishness, we both like the idea of 3B learning about and connecting with his heritage, although we had to wonder how much 3B would absorb.
Even though he came home this week with a bear holding a honey jar (craft project), it was hard to tell how much of what they were teaching about the new year was sinking in. But yesterday, 3B was lying on the couch when he said something about Rosh Hashanah–I think they may have sung about it with their music teacher–so I asked him what Rosh Hashanah is. He replied, “The new year.” When I asked him what you eat on Rosh Hashanah, he said, “Apples and honey.”
I guess I know what we’re having for dessert on Tuesday.
And speaking of kids who pick up everything, in my hyper-teenage-girl-ohmigawd-I-just-met-Sarah-frenzy I forgot to mention so many things, as I realized while I was walking away, like your uterus is so funny; and yeah–gnats, what’s the deal?; and that I figured out how Claudia got into House of Pain: