Typically, as we are trying to put the kids to bed, Yakir comes up with some deep idea or some gripe that simply must be aired at that exact second. Last night was one such night. Here is how it went. “Ok sweetie, get into bed.” “And one other thing,” he begins, even though he… Read More Mommy, There Are No Locks On Da Doors
Yakir’s fifth birthday is this Shabbat, and I always find myself nostalgic at their birthdays. I go back and look at pictures from their births and first years, I look through albums and I remember. With this child, it was even easier to do so since Yakir’s entire life has been on Facebook. As I… Read More Birthday Nostalgia
Yakir is not a sleeper. And I mean he is REALLY not a sleeper. He just doesn’t seem to need that much sleep no matter how much pushing, prodding and pleading we do. To be fair, they still nap him every day in day care, but even when he is home on Friday and Saturday… Read More Sleep? Sleep Is For Wimps!
Yakir is potty training himself. I say that he’s training himself because the Sussmans have some pretty hard and fast rules. And one of these rules is “No potty training takes place until the child is good and ready.” Now, this rule means that we have only brought one child to three year old gan… Read More Starting a Revolution…One Diaper at a Time
I saw the sweetest scene this morning. I was on my way to Curves, and was grumbling to myself because I was behind schedule and was going to get to work late. And I was plotting how I could get the kids to move faster in the morning and how I was going to get… Read More The Perfect Reminder
Yesterday I had one of those moments that make for a rich life. We were at the park and Yakir was swinging next to Zeli. It was a crisp, beautiful Shabbat morning with a sky full of puffy-white clouds. Each moment, the sun would peek out from behind a cloud and then disappear again. I… Read More A Moment of Perfection
Yakir is about the huggiest kid I’ve ever met. I know most kids like to be hugged and loved – but this guy is amazing. He enjoys curling up in my arms and squeezing; he loves to cuddle with me when he drinks his bottle and as he’s going to sleep; and he will stop… Read More The Balancing Act
There are times when little things in my life make me nostalgic and remind me how far we’ve come in our journey. This cute little blue jumper that Yakir put on this morning is one of these things. 11 years ago, when Matan was a baby, we enjoyed a few weeks of rest in Burlington,… Read More The Nostalgic Jumper