Monthly Archives: October, 2012

Oxy Clean in a Swing State.

We were out for lunch over Shabbat and Eitan got more than his fair share of chocolate on his white Shabbat shirt (to be fair, Eitan refuses to wear actual Shabbat shirts and spends his weekends clad in $5 white polos from Target). Completely unfazed, Eitan suggested that we buy some Oxy Clean, “Mommy, it …

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Cleveland 1. Katzs: Beaten down to the ground.

Before school started, David and I could not get over the list of supplies that our younger kids needed to bring to school, specifically Channan. Going into first grade, he had to bring plenty of crayons, markers, high lighters and pencils but he also had to bring 2 full containers of Lysol Wipes and 2 …

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Good Lord. The candy.

Jorge, this posting is for you. And here is why: we’re home from Simchat Torah at shul and the kids have begun to inventory their candy bags. It’s not coincidental that Halloween and Simchat Torah are so closely aligned. But some parent somewhere (perhaps the sponsor of this year’s candy bags?) must have felt bad …

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House Arrest.

What a wonderfully bizarre 25 hours we’re about to have. We are most certainly not keeping the 2nd day of chag, but any of David’s great plans of covertly leaving the house at 5 am to hike for the day or stick baseball hats on our heads, trek to the nearest subway station and live …

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