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!


torontopearl said...

I'm still up; it's 1:18 here. And yes, you're funny and your kids are funny...even at this late hour.

Almost always my kids go though the list: are they Jewish? are they religious? did they used to be religious? (we're paying private school tuitions to get back a game of 20 Questions?)

cruisin-mom said...

that's so cute Jaime...did the Sihk man hear your little darling?

PsychoToddler said...

See, now most Jewish kids would say, "Look, it's a muslim"

Dave said...

Even though you are trying to push away the credit, you guys clearly are doing something right.

Sweettooth120 said...

Pearl - my kids also do that. They have the need to always say out loud when they know someone else is Jewish. But don't we all do that? I think most of us grew up with our parents always mentioning "Oh Kurt Douglas is Jewish", or "Did you know that so and so is Jewish." Just think about Adam Sandler's Chanukah song. It's a way for us to feel like we belong, I guess.

CM - No, I don't think the man did. We also have problems with him announcing to everyone when he sees very heavy people or people who are little different and 'special'. One of these days, we are going to stop turning red whenever he opens his mouth.

PT - I was trying to think up something witty, but nothing's coming to me.

Dave - well we do have to be a little more careful with the words we choose. We often get Mormom missionaries (the teenage boys, in white shirts and ties on the bicycles) coming to our door. I am sure on more than one occassion we made a rude comment about their proselytizing. The other day, they came again, but to our neighbor's house when only the kids were home. They got very freaked out by them (their words) and they asked us who those guys were. We told them that they are Mormons and that's when Natalie went off on her speech about how they are Christian and are terrible and annoying because they go door to door trying to convert. (We can never deny that she isn't paying attention.) Oops, so hubby had to modify that viewpoint, as to not offend our neighbors who are Christian.