The problem is, we've been celebrating Passover these past couple weeks. Except, we didn't really get the matzoh ball soup or the macaroon cookies. We just got the plagues.
We did manage to replace boils and frogs with more modern plagues, but this is the type of fun we've been having at my house:
two fever virusesA scratched cornea looks really gross under a black light, in case you were wondering:Anyhow, so that's how I come to be late (and anticlimactic I'm sure) on answering the final questions for A Free Man's Interview Thing. Here's the second set of questions Arizaphle asked me.
battles with totally unreasonable science teachers (refusing to allow make up work from the fever virus)
back surgery (this was my dad's plague, actually, but I'm on a roll)
Two sessions of camp (Okay! Camp is WONDERFUL and not actually a plague, but it still produces a TON of laundry. And laundry is totally a plague in my book)
various sore throats, coughs, and colds
parent teacher conferences (preparation for those will be the death of me)
And last but not least my boy scratched his cornea.
3. As a kindergarten (preschool) teacher, how do you feel about the next generation? Is there any hope for the world?Hope’s really the best we’ve got, isn’t it? So yeah. In fact, make mine a double.
4. What's the one piece of advice you'd give to parents today?Egads, who the heck knows?!?!?! Parenting is wonderful and horrible and complicated and simple but not always all at the exact same time. So just make sure you use a really good moisturizer at night, because if you’re like me, the stress shows all over your face…
No wait! That’s not it. My advice is: Just when you think you can’t possibly take one more thing, that’s when your kid gets lice. So just make sure you use a really good moisturizer at night, because if you’re like me, the stress shows all over your face…
Oh no wait…maybe it’s…aw never mind. A good moisturizer IS essential. I’m fairly certain about that. Take care of yourself at any rate, 'cause young children have absolutely no mercy.
5. If Obama is 'Hope' and Bush is 'History', what is Hilary?A scapegoat?
At least that’s what Roy Zimmerman’s song “Burn Goody Clinton” seems to imply. But in all honesty, politics is not my strong point.
6. Who would you have awarded the Best Actor/Supporting Oscars to this year?I don’t really believe in Oscars. But if I am only granted the power to award them and not to cancel the show outright, I’d have to give best actress to my gal for being Lady Merle & best actor to my boy for being Rabbi Tuckstein in Robin Hood.And that's it - better late than never. Happy Passover! Or no wait...that's next month. Happy "Jill survived until Spring Break." That's a major holiday at my house. Or...to me it is.