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About that time my kid performed in a concert. In Hebrew.

Aaron and Faith started school about 2 weeks after we arrived in Israel.

Neither spoke Hebrew, although Aaron had been learning the alphabet and some basic words when he was in Grade R.

Earlier this week Israel celebrated {Family Day} and Aaron’s class held a concert and dinner after school.

We each had to contribute a food or drink item (we got sliced veggies) which we sent to school in the morning.

The concert was held in the classroom and the teachers and children had transformed the room into a stage and dining area.  We were directed to our tables, with seating charts, and sat down to wait for the show to start.  The children all stood up in groups of 4 or 5 and each child recited lines they had been given.  In between the kids talking they sang songs and danced.

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Aaron was part of the last group to stand up and speak.  He was awesome. He spoke clearly and with confidence. In Hebrew.  My heart almost burst right out of my chest! I am so very very proud of how far this child has come in the last 6 weeks.  He is making friends, doing school work and standing up in front of a room full of people and speaking in Hebrew.

After the concert the children served us the food that we brought and then sat down to eat with us.  They also made cards and small gifts for us which they presented when it was time to go home.

I cannot express enough how amazed and proud of my kids I am!

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The Pox

We reached a childhood milestone this last week.

Aaron was miserable and moany for a few days.  He woke up covered in spots. Chicken Pox!

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Poor kid is covered. Everywhere. He is achy and moany and miserable and sore.

Now we wait to see if Faith gets it…

sigh

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Your favourite things – Aaron

TV programme:  Star Wars.
iPhone App: You enjoy watching videos on YouTube.
Meal:  Pizza.
Fruit:  Bananas.
Vegetable:  You dont particularly like veggies.
Breakfast:  Coco Pops.
Drink:  Cream Soda.
Toy:  Your old iPhone with games on it.
You love: Karate.

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Something that happened yesterday:

You are on school holidays and you had a friend come over to play.  You guys did exercises like burpees and jumping jacks.

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On boobs and blood.

Last week while in the car, Aaron asked me two questions.

  1. Do boys have boobs?

I tried to explain that boys and girls have the same tissue in their body but only girls grow boobs when they get older.  He thought for a minute and then asked, ‘If boys dont have boobs, why do they have nipples? Because nipples are where milk comes out.’

Smart kid!  I explained the next day after consulting Twitter, Gd doesnt know if you are a girl or a boy when you are first in your mommy’s tummy so everyone gets nipples.

  1. If we all have the same skeleton and the same red blood why do some people have dark skin and some people have light skin?

Very good question and I am so proud of his thinking.  I explained that people have different characteristics depending on where they originated from, hotter climates means darker skin and colder climates means lighter skin.  Some people have smaller eyes and some have blond hair and some are taller than others.

Im so proud of the thinking this little man does :)

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On boobs and blood.

Last week while in the car, Aaron asked me two questions.

  1. Do boys have boobs?

I tried to explain that boys and girls have the same tissue in their body but only girls grow boobs when they get older.  He thought for a minute and then asked, ‘If boys dont have boobs, why do they have nipples? Because nipples are where milk comes out.’

Smart kid!  I explained the next day after consulting Twitter, Gd doesnt know if you are a girl or a boy when you are first in your mommy’s tummy so everyone gets nipples.

  1. If we all have the same skeleton and the same red blood why do some people have dark skin and some people have light skin?

Very good question and I am so proud of his thinking.  I explained that people have different characteristics depending on where they originated from, hotter climates means darker skin and colder climates means lighter skin.  Some people have smaller eyes and some have blond hair and some are taller than others.

Im so proud of the thinking this little man does :)

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Your favourite things – Aaron

TV programme:  Gumball (??)
iPhone App: Minion Run
Meal:  Pizza and hamburgers and hotdogs
Fruit:  Red apples.
Vegetable:  Corn cut off the cob
Breakfast:  Toast with peanut butter .
Drink:  Cream Soda.
Toy:  You have a real old fashioned magic set that you love.
You love:  School and karate.

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Something that happened yesterday:

You got a new haircut, one that needs gel so it stands up all spiky and stuff.

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My first theatre experience – Aaron

Today I took Aaron to see #StarlightExpressSA.

We booked the cheap seats.  Up in the mezzanine, they were literally cushions on the floor where the seats usually are (they took out the seats to put them on the stage).

So he could move around and he could still see everything.

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I figured I would let him tell you about his experience in his own words.

What did you think of the theatre? It is big.

What did you like most about the show? The beginning, where they all come out and have flags and stuff.

Who was your favourite character? Rusty. (mine too kiddo)

Who did you want to win the big race? Rusty. And he did. I told you mom.

What was the most fun part? Getting autographs afterwards.

Do you want to say anything else? Yes, can I have roller skates for my birthday? 

So, there you have it.  Aaron was pretty impressed with the theatre.  He is definitely keen to go again.  I told him I will take him to see Aladdin, the end of year {panto}!

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Is age really just a number?

This morning Aaron asked me if 6 is old.

“No, my boy,” I said, “6 is not old but it is older than 5.”

“Why?” I ask.

“When I am 6, will I forget things?  Because when you are old you start to forget!”

“Ummmmm…” Said I.

“Like you forget to make an appointment for me with the dentist!” Said Aaron.

Please excuse me while I call and make my almost 6 year old an appointment at the dentist!

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Proud (geek) parent moment

On our first date, Paul and I discussed a variety of topics.  We both knew the relationship would probably work when we discovered that we are both pretty big SciFi geeks.

Our kids are well on their way to being little SciFi geeks too.

Its not uncommon to hear the strains of The Imperial March echoing through the house (they have it on the iPad) while two young {padawans} battle it out with light sabers (they create their own sound effects too) in the play room.

Aaron cannot wait for the new Star Trek movie to come out and loves The Avengers, he has an Iron Man figurine that goes with him everywhere.

Faith will often clutch a towel around her neck and run, fist in the air, shouting Superman, around the house.  She also shows you that Superman can shoot out his eyes, she leans her head forward and squints.

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These are the moments that make my geek mama heart proud.

 

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Scary smart

Faith that is.

On Monday Aaron stayed home from school (he had a viral infection and was spiking nasty temps).

Faith informed us that the next day she was going to be sick so she could stay home too.

I laughed it off thinking she would forget about it.

But on Tuesday morning she woke up, coughed and told me she was too sick to go to school!

She is 2 years and 5 months old!

Needless to say, she was actually coughing and icky so I let her stay home with her brother.

I think I’m going to have to watch this child really closely.  Sneaky little thing!

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