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Jodi's Blog – June 2010 Archive (4)

So what is friendship?

My six-year-old tells me Renatt is her best friend. She gets this dreamy look in her face. When she sees Renatt, they hug each other and hold hands. They are only six years old and can spend hours chatting. When I asked what they chat about, she told me important things like Hashem and homeless people.…


Added by Jodi on June 25, 2010 at 7:05am — No Comments

What’s important to your child?

We all know kids are sponges and are highly influenced by their environment. My son Meron keeps teaching us this lesson.

A few months ago at school he had to write five pages about one of his happiest memories. My children have had amazing opportunities to travel and see the world. By the time Meron was two, he had been to 14 countries. My kids have been to Alaska, Hawaii, Disney, National Parks, a game park in South Africa, and so much more. We have gone camping, canoeing, and… Continue

Added by Jodi on June 17, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Trophy kids

We always hear about trophy wives – the cute woman with the great figure who is the older guy's arm candy.

Well, I have been thinking about trophy kids--in fact, an entire trophy generation. I am not sure if this is a recent thing in America or if South Africa was just different. But I did not grow up getting a trophy for everything – including for just showing up.

It really struck me when I watched Temira’s four-year-old KinderDance class. While she was totally adorable,… Continue

Added by Jodi on June 9, 2010 at 10:00pm — 8 Comments

A Moms Reflection on Down Syndrome - Jodi and Caily's story

Monday night was simply delightful. I had my usual evening cuddle time with the three kids. We were all on my bed and Caily was hiding under the sheets and we all called, “Caily where are you?”, and then I pulled the covers down and she squealed with delight. We then progressed to tickle Yoni. Caily was a very active and agreeable participant. We were all giggling so much and having fun. I thought to myself I have such “special” children…..and then it crept in that I also have a “special needs… Continue

Added by Jodi on June 2, 2010 at 5:30am — 3 Comments

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