Sunday, July 18, 2010


Got up extra early this morning to watch my big guy put on tefillin for the first time.  It's customary to do this a month before bar mitzvah, but his were a little slow in getting here, so today was the day.  I'm so proud of him, and will admit to getting a bit choked up as I watched. 

Sunday is a regular work day at camp, so I spent the morning in the art room, doing what I do.  The girls are working on wire and bead jewelry this week, and I was smack in the middle of teaching them how to make these earrings

when I got word that Chevi had had a run in with the floor, and that a trip to the ER was in my immediate future.

Thank G-d, it was a small laceration and required only a bit of glue and a steri-strip, as opposed to the stitches we'd expected.  Long drive, long wait, little trauma.  Not bad, as these things go, and there was ice cream to be had for those of us who kept from having a meltdown in the triage unit.  (I gave some to the kid, too.  I'm cool like that.)

Not an hour after I drove back on camp, Shani took a tumble off of a Big Wheel.  From the looks of things, I was sure her arm was broken.  However, she calmed down pretty quickly and was able to do "Wheels on the Bus" with both hands after a few doses of arnica and Traumeel.  I'll probably have the PA take a look at it tomorrow, just to be on the safe side, but I think she's okay. 

And now, if you'll all excuse me, I'm off to find myself a nice bottle of Rescue Remedy---and a straw.


  1. I don't blame you! Nothing like a visit to ER! I hope everyone is on the mend...

  2. Goodness me you've had a time! Congratulations on raising a boy to (almost) manhood.

  3. A round of Rescue Remedy for all!! With a little arnica on the side...
    Refuah sheleimah. And Mazel Tov to MoJo.

  4. Wow, what a day...poor thing! Hope tomorrow's a bit less stressful. xx

  5. Wow what an up and down time. How proud you must be of you son what a special thing, but how scary too with your daughter. I'm so glad it seems like she's ok.xo

  6. Gosh,your life is busy! Mazel tov, my dear friend, and much nachas from all. Where are the celebrations to take place? Does it include travel for me? I'm not good at that with little people in tow. wishing you oif simchos and minimal trips to the ER.

  7. The little fella looks wonderful. Congrats to him and hope your nerves have recovered...


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