Tuesday, June 8, 2010

If Yaakov Ran the World....

Some Musings from the mind of Yaakov "Wild Turkey" (his wrestling name) Rose:

At the mesibat siyum, all the children received a book, one of those "questions about our world" type of thing. You know, like "Why is the sky blue?" or, "Why is that pelican covered in black slime?" So Yaakov and I started reading it. After we read the question, I gave Yaakov a chance to answer the question himself, before we read what the so-called "experts" had to say.

"Where do mountains come from?"

Yaakov, in an expasperated, I-can't-believe-you-don't-know-this-awready voice (roughly translated from the Hebrew, which is how Yaakov insisted on answering): "Because otherwise, people wouldn't be able to climb on something vewy, vewy, high."

Then, after reading about the blue sea and the sand at the beach, he came up with this excellent drash: "Inside the ocean is kachol; outside of the ocean is chol!"

Unrelated to the book, but very amusing......Later, he was drawing a picture of the family on the magna-doodle. "I am holding Nadav," he explained, "and you are holding Awiella. And Daddy...." [Pause. Casts eyes around the room, looking for something,] "Do we have another baby?" He was distressed to learn that in fact, there isn't another baby that we've kept hidden from him. But he perked up when we decided that Daddy could just hold everyone.

In closing, a picture of Nadav. Here he is demonstrating one of the two Emotional States of a Newborn: Not Sad. (Any guesses what the second Emotional State of a Newborn is?)



As Donny would say, that is Nadav's happy face.

Laurie said...

So cute!!!!!

Risa said...

Adorable picture of Nadav! Iy'h, before you know it, he'll be smiling!

Shira said...

Oooh, he is adorable!

Kathleen said...

Nadav is very cute in that emotional state!
Yaakov has some very interesting musings!