Friday, May 30, 2008


You know, I really don't know what to say about this - except every time I watch it it makes me laugh.

(My father's joke at the end? Not so much. But that's only because I've heard it about 25 million times. That and the one that goes: "You know why we call the turkey Napoleon? We eat everything but the boneypart. Get it? BONEY part. Yeah.)

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Will revist at end of summer....

Forwarded conversation
Subject: Max's Hebrew School Report Card

From: Me
Date: Wed, May 28, 2008 at 7:38 AM
To: X

Yesterday was Max's last day of Hebrew School.  He received his report card.

"Max is a bright and enthusiastic student.  Max has made good progress as a [Hebrew] reader but his absences have kept him from reaching the level he is capable of.  Max enjoys working with Bible stories and learning about the holidays."

I talked to Max about this.  We discussed how as he gets older, learns more and more, and gets closer to his Bar-Mitzvah, he will have to get a tutor if he does not attend all the classes.  He has a requisite amount he has to learn.  Like any class, he has to perform and show that he's learning - and the absences are preventing that.  He understands that.  He said he would prefer to go on Sundays.  We talked about how he could stay at your place overnight on Sundays - if that's ok with you - or spend other times with you.  He said he'll talk about it with you.

Of course this is moot for the summer, but starting in September both boys will be going to Hebrew School.  I hope that this coming school year we can work together so that both boys can attend all the classes. It is very important.




From: X
Date: Wed, May 28, 2008 at 7:50 AM
To: Me

Unfortunately it is unlikely that he will be able to stay over sundays. Also wednesday nights might be a thing of the past depending on my new job.
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From: Me
Date: Wed, May 28, 2008 at 7:52 AM
To: X

Well, we will cross the wednesday night bridge when we come to it - and the Sunday stay over.  What I was trying to convey to Max (and I guess to you) was that there are many times that you & he can spend together that will not impact his learning.

I need to know that we will be able to work together with this.

That was it.  He did not respond any further.  I made my point & will let it go until the end of the summer.

I can't even express how many colors of red I saw when I saw Max's report card.  We got it Tuesday but I waited until the next day to contact him... otherwise I would not have sounded as calm as I did.

The idea that his laziness impacted Max's learning... I can't.  I get too angry.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008


So J said to me the other day:  "I don't really read your blog anymore.  I'm finding that it bothers me, that I find out stuff from your blog before I find it out from you!  It makes me feel a little funny, so I just thought I'd stop reading"


I said to him that oftentimes I just use this blog as a vent (sorry guys) that I don't even need a response - I just need to get it out.  So that's why I don't tell him.  Right away.  I need to process it first.

He understood.  I think.  I try to not talk about our relationship too much... or if I do in general terms... or in a way that I know he would not mind.  I know he reads this.  I know that anybody could  read this.  So I just keep that in the back of my wee little mind...

I also am very conscious of not turning this into a "Mommy Blog" (whatever that is - but my own definition is a blog that is solely about ones kids.  My kids take up a fairly huge chunk of my life, but I think I"m a bit more than that...) so I try to write about other parts of my life:  work, J & X.  (Yikes!  Is that all my life is?!?!  Gotta get out more!)  But mostly, honestly, it's whatever is on my mind the most... that needs to come out.  THere's no planning.  No forethought.  Heck - there's not even a rough draft!!  I write, spell check & post!  WYSIWYG.

I remember when I dated Ex - before J - he said the same thing.  He stopped reading because he didn't want to find out stuff from here & not from me.

So is it me?

How is it if for you guys?  Do you have discussions with your S.O's?  Do they not read?  Object?
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