Sunday, January 09, 2005

Advantages of Living "Abroad"

So, it's an interesting situation. One thing I've learned so far is that people are soooo different. Second thing, and the point of this post, is that I'm gonna see different dynamics-cause I have to find places to stay for Shabbos, so I'm gonna learn all about how different families work, which is always new and exciting.
This week: My cousins. Lovely, friendly people (she actually called me Thursday to ask if I'd found a place for Shabbos yet...well...I hadn't-soo she invited me over!). They have two adorable little boys. I learned about being laid back, something I definately need to work on. When her son had what she called a "yogurt tantrum," she did not say a word. She went and changed, and cleaned up the yogurt. They love their children, and care about them. Not to the point of spoiling, but she allows them to do things without worrying about them.
So the lesson of the week: Be laid back, chill out, and don't be crazy worried about every step that your child takes. It's healthy for you and the kids, and will make life so much more relaxed!!

4 comments:

Stx said...

First off, I love the way you used that link! Perfect ;)

Where are you headed next Shabbos? Or is too early to think about...?

leati said...

Awesome, it's the "I Like You" guy!

Stx said...

Hey Leati--I forwarded this to you. Chop off the last bit of the URL, and there'll be a link to "I like you," "Chill out" and one more...

Hope you enjoy!

TRW said...

It was so much more fun in Hebrew tho..;)