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anonymrs: I don’t agree. As a parent you have to use common sense and think about the trend that you are setting. You can’t give one child a “rock” and to the other a “chip”. I feel that when parents do that it causes jealousy between siblings. It does not have to be the same piece of Jewelry, but around the same price.
oomis: Sounds delicious. Can’t wait to make it. Does it freeze well?
aries2756: I always enjoy your replies. You have a good head on your shoulders. My kids are not married yet but I do think a lot about what is going on in our communities ,where people just buckle under the pressure. I like the way you described your son in law.
“He was shocked”. What a novelty. In a generation that says : Gimmee, Gimmee, Gimmee, It is so very nice to hear that it was not expected. I also thought it was kind of you to think of you Kallos and want then to feel comfortable. Kudos to you.
My son went there for a number of years. Amazing camp. Amazing Rebbeim. Lots of fun. Nice kids.
How much sugar? How much water?
WHAT? NO WAY.
It is mamash scary to see what is going on in our world. I am not sure what is causing this Makkah. I think it is due to a few key things. I don’t know how old you are, but when the times come for you to enter shiduchim, make sure to concentrate only on the musts:
Middos, Hashkafah, Middos, Hashkafah and Middos and Hashkafah.
yogibooboo: You are so right. Always ask your Rav!
amichai: The Rabbonim in the N.Y. metropolitan area have had takanos on mishloach manos too. People have cut down and I for one am happy to see the change.
I think we all would like a nice check.
Hello? Maybe they went only for a few years. Maybe they decided to live in E”Y for five years so the man can learn and then moved back to the states so that they can be closer to the parents. Hello?February 13, 2011 3:04 am at 3:04 am in reply to: Anyone read shloimy dachs article in Mishpach about divorce? #740532
Yes I did. I respect him too. It just goes to show that sometimes when a divorce is necessary, it can work out if the welfare of the kids are in the forefront. Kudos to the parents who put their needs aside and do All for the sake of their kids showing only kindness.
I agree totally but somehow, the future spouse expects it. Everybody else gets it. How will it look? It’s so absurd.
What about the parents? We have to give because otherwise people might think badly about us. Why are we falling for this?
Good things come to those who wait.
Big things come in small packages.
What is going on in our world? During Sheva Brachos? You must be kidding? Why so quickly? What changed so quickly?
freshly cut grass. Chulent. Salty smell of the ocean. Freshly washed laundry. Some perfumes. Pine trees in the forest. Fried onions. flowers. Certain shampoos.
I have an idea for the ten fancy ones. The six days of creation.
Yom Rishon: A black and white cookie.
Yom Shayny: A water bottle and cotton candy.
Yom Shlishi: Candy flowers.(the ones that come on a long stick).
Yom Reviee: Star cookies.
Yom Chamishi: Gummy fish.
Yom Shishi: Animal crackers and two people ( the brand name of the lollypops) lollypops.
Yom Shabbos: Two challah rolls, a bottle of grape juice and two candles.
It depends on so many factors. There is no “one answer that fits all”. To the parents who say that their daughter has to get good marks: Maybe they are using this as a tool for their bright, capable daughter who is not really motivated to study.
To the parents who are willing to pay? So what? Maybe the girl had a hard year? Maybe she had a tough nisayon and the parents want and need to give her that. Maybe none of the above. One thing has nothing to do with the other. I just want to mention that children who earn their money, have a much greater appreciation for it. I am glad you are not jealous.
We have wonderful friends who happen to be our neighbors too. Every once in a while we will go there for a seudah. We don’t bring something every time we are there, but my friend makes amazing salads, so every so often I would buy her a gorgeous salad bowl. She appreciates it and that is my way of saying “thank you:)”.
Redzy: I am trying to figure out where you are coming from. Why so much anger? In the posts you sent, you mention that you are tired after a whole day of school. Who wouldn’t be? School is your “job”. You have to go to school. How many people can go to another job after they came home from their main job. Not a lot. You have to really enjoy doing it and wanting to do it. Why do you need to babysit? Also, it seems like it REALLY bothers you that people are begging. Why do you have to say yes? You need to learn to say no. Nicely and respectfully. No. Very simple. The more you’ll say it, the more you will feel comfortable with yourself. Babysitting is not for everyone. My oldest really did not enjoy it, so she rarely babysat. My second one enjoys it and she often babysat. Also, a good point to remember is that in a way a babysitting job is like a “shidduch”, for a lack of a better word, of a sort. You have to feel comfortable in the house, you have to enjoy the kids and their chochmos. Do it because you really want to, not because someone is begging. Say yes to the people that you feel comfortable working for and say no to the others.
I think next week is supposed to be in the 40s. Hello? Do you smell chamsin?
shlishi: We recycle too. We make about 40 mishloach manos a year but very often it is not enough. So, for the last 10 people, we end up giving recycled stuff, but always nice and bechovodik, never loose popcorn or loose cookies. Usually prepackaged nosh and drinks. Always in good taste. The truth is that after the kids marked which nosh as ” their’s ” , the rest of the stuff just sits around the kitchen.
Go out with number two. You mentioned that he took a long time to get back to you.
Daas Yochid: Excellent point.
eclipse: very cute.
I am not in the “babysitting” Parsha anymore, but I remember having a hard time getting a babysitter during mid-terms,finals and concert time. Other than that, we had our regular babysitters ( 2 or 3 girls throughout the years)
If Momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy!!
Hello Meny? Care to enlighten us with your request?
$10.00 an hour.
Oomis: I should try it. It looks good.
Srully Williger. Shwekey. MBD. Lipa. Shloime Daskal. Shloimy Dachs.
Brands of what? Shoes, cereals, knapsacks?
Great recipe: sprinkle “Goodman’s onion soup mix” ( about a half a packet) on the roast. Cover tightly with foil and bake on 350 for 2 1/2 hours. That is all. The easiest recipe ever and really moist and delicious. My oven is not accurate. 350 is not really 350, it’s lower, so I bake mine for 3 hours. I am telling you. You can’t go wrong with it. Enjoy:)
Popa: I think you just solved the shiduch crisis.
There is absolutely no reason for preschoolers to be in separate classes. Pre 1 A ( 5 year olds are to have separate classes).
The kids play nicely and interact with each other beautifully. It balances the classroom.
Redzy: Where to begin? A girl usually babysits to earn money, not because she loves spending her evenings at strangers’ homes. If you don’t enjoy babysitting, then don’t. I don’t see the problem.
Now, let’s say you decide to babysit.You have every right to let the people know how much you charge an hour. If they can’t afford you, I understand. If you want to do chessed and inform them that whatever they pay is fine with you, wonderful.
Be upfront with people but speak respectfully. You can tell them that you would love to babysit, but you have a test, paper, homework, due and the kids must be in bed when you arrive or be in bed at a certain time. Nothing wrong with that. It shows that you are taking your duties seriously.
Of course if the kids are wild and not cooperating, you don’t have to return. If you see that the parents are really trying to respect your wishes, work with them. If they kid woke up, maybe he was not feeling well. You have to take each situation as it comes.
Now, as far as being comfortable, what does that mean? To me it means that the babysitter has a couch to sit on, a table she can sit at and do homework. What else would a babysitter need? I am not being sarcastic. I just really want to know.
When my kids were younger, I only left them with babysitters that I trusted and they in turn wanted to babysit. Why would I or anyone in his or her right mind hire a babysitter that does not want to babysit? My kids are most precious to me and I would rather not attend the simcha/meeting/whatever, than leave my kids with someone who REALLY does not want to be in my house.
If you really hate babysitting, then don’t. I am sure there are other things for you to do to earn money. If you are O.K. with babysitting, great. Put a smile on your face and show them what you are made off. It is a good way to learn how to present yourself and your work ethics for the future, where you will have to hold down a job.
Very few people in this world are born with a silver spoon in their mouths. The majority of people have to work for a living. Trust me, there are some days that I don’t feel like going to work, it’s only normal. But when I am at work I have the achrayus for the job that I was hired for. And if I am already at work, I might as well do it with a smile. It’s the same price:)
I am being very honest when I tell you that all these words were written in the nicest possible way. Never to criticize. I hope I didn’t hurt your feelings, chas v’shalom. I just wanted to inform you.
By the way, my kids are older now and they fondly remember one of their babysitters. She used to come prepared with booklets of coloring books and stickers. stories galore. I knew my kids were going to be O.K. with her. No price can match the fondest of memories. Whatever you decide to do: Hatzlacha:)
I forgot what spring is like. It has been such a looooooong winter. Uch.
I forgot what spring is like. It has been such a looooooong winter. Uch.
Totally agree. We all need to be “Ba’aley Teshuva” every single day. We should do Cheshbon of everything that we did that day and take it from there.
How about snowflakes. Each one is unique. Amazing.
RobertCo: Very thoughtful and kind of you. Wishing you and your family only smachos.February 9, 2011 12:44 am at 12:44 am in reply to: Those who used to call R Blumenkrantz a"h for advice, who do you call? #756348
Of Course: I know what you mean:( What a loss to K’lal Yisrael.
If you love books and have a large assortment of books for all ages, start a “library g’mach”. Jewish books are very expensive and you can make people happy by providing them with good quality books. You can lend them out for 2 weeks at a time. At my house, we love to read and some neighbors know to ask if they can borrow a book. Good luck.
Did you try one of the national supermarket chains? It is sold in the frozen foods section.
The Goq: Hysterical. You forgot the number. The episode is always brought by a letter and a number.
If he lains, how about a silver yad? For one of our anniversaries, I bought a nice glass tray and purchased a becher, a gorgeous havdalah candle and besamin and also bought one of those leather bound Havdalah brachos. I wrapped it all with cellophane and a huge bow. My husband loved it.
Just Sayin: All I am saying is that a person can express his/her opinions freely. We are all learning new things every day and it’s interesting to see different people’s points of view. Let’s not forget to “speak” nicely.February 8, 2011 3:22 am at 3:22 am in reply to: which company cholov yisroel milk do you recommend #738134
Does that mean that you don’t anymore?
Well, I am sure we can work on his name a little to make it more mafia-ish.
Geshmockster: All you have to do is explain your point of view in a nice way. No reason to be rude to people who are expressing theirs. I had no idea that using a limo is around the same price as a van. Thanx for the information.
Elmo is a character on Sesame Street.