Baila's and Kathleen's comments made me think - we all sigh that we'll never win Mother of the Year, and yet, who is the one in charge of giving out that elusive award? Certainly not our kids, we'd never have a chance if they were in charge (except for you, Momz! Your children would of course nominate you! We love you! Please don't leave my book at home!)
I've never heard of a Mother of the Year Committee; there's no big televised awards ceremony; People magazine never does a special on "Best & Worst Dressed at the 2009 Mother of the Year Awards."
So, I hereby nominate myself as President of the Mother of the Year Committee. But I think it's too much to ask that the nominees be excellent mothers for an entire year; I think "Mother of the Week" is much more manageable. And even then, you only have to be a good mother on one of the days during the week.
Without further ado, I hereby present the winner of the First Aliyahbyaccident Mother of the Week Award.....
Baila! 'Cuz she took her kids camping. With tents and everything.
And the runner-up is......
[another drumroll, please. Thanks. That's the last one.]
Kathleen! Because she's thinking of making aliyah so her children can forge a close, special connection with shoko b'sakit. (By the way, it was close, Kathleen, but Baila and I have a blong-standing relationship.)
Didn't win this week? That's okay - that is precisely the beauty of the Mother of the Week Award. A new winner every week! Stay tuned for next week's winner and runner-up. And if you would like to nominate yourself or a fellow reader/mother, leave a comment below.