Monday, October 23, 2006

We’re Here, We’re Queer, We’re Fabulous, Get Used To It!

Oops, that's the wrong Pride chant.

Recently, my children have been showing off their very Jewish pride, by acknowledging everyone and anything Jewish (even those that aren't.) I wish I could say my husband and I were the sole reason for this, but we're not - it's their schooling and peers too. What has resulted from it, though, are some very adorable stories, that I have shared on Our Kids Speak, a blog dedicated to the goofy things our children say and do, and that us parents are silly enough to share with the world.

Here are a few of them.

Even Dinosaurs Kept Kosher

Last night I was reading to my children, ages 4 and 7, a book on dinosaurs. When describing one dinosaur it said it was an herbivore. I asked my oldest if she new what that meant and she said no. So I asked her if she knew what a carnivore was.
"It's a meat-eater."
"Ok then, what do you think an herbivore is?"
"A milk-eater."
(This one below, is actually a comment to TorontoPearl's on OKS - "The Whole World's Jewish ")
Well, the other day at Home Depot, Noah, my 4 year old, starts yelling, "Look, look, a Jewish man, A Jewish Man."
We all looked around to see who he was talking about and sure enough we spotted the man.
"No sweetie, he's not Jewish, he's a Sihk."
"No mommy, he's Jewish. He's wearing a hat.
So the joke around our house is instead of
"the Man who mistook his wife for a hat."
We say "the son, who mistook a hat for a Jew."
*Hey what do you expect? It's 1:00 am in the morning!