Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Who's in charge here

"Can I have milk," the little voice from the kitchen rang out. I was looking directly at my daughter, but in the middle of davening this morning, there was nothing I could do for her.

"Can I have milk, Daddy,' her voice rang out again, a little louder, slightly more annoyed that it was taking so long to get milk.

Once again, I ignored her. While I would normally walk over and pour her some milk, we were on a new schedule this morning, and I didn't have the time to walk over and pour her some milk.

"Are you bentching," she asked next, "or davening."

I shook my head yes when she asked if I was davening, hoping the conversation would end.

"Bentching," she said again.

No, I shook my head.

"Davening," she repeated.

Yes, I shook my head.

"Bentching," she asked once again.

No, I shook my head.

A mischevious smile lit up her face.

"Davening," she asked, waiting for me to ashake my head.

Once again, I shook my head yes, realizing as she began to laugh that she was trying to control me. "Bentching," she asked, looking expectantly for me to shake my head no.

I ignored her.

"Davening," her voice rang out again.

Once again, I ignored her.

"Bentching," she demanded, irritation creeping into her voice.

This time, I shook my head no.

"Davening," she said, hopeful for a nod.

"Not anymore," I said, as I took off my T'fillin and folded my Talis.


Anonymous Keglavithcher Rav said...


November 09, 2005 9:13 AM  
Blogger Just Passing Through said...

Air, you reminded me of a story:

November 09, 2005 11:10 AM  
Blogger Shifra said...

Good thing those little nudniks are cute eh?

November 09, 2005 1:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you beat a 5 year old.

doesnt happen every day.

November 09, 2005 1:44 PM  
Blogger Air Time said...

actually, she's three

November 09, 2005 1:47 PM  
Blogger Rolling hills of green said...

i love the grins.

November 09, 2005 2:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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Check out the music vid!

November 09, 2005 3:03 PM  
Blogger da shevster said...

wow, picked up lots of hebrew in israel. "davening" "bentching"- or are those yiddish?

November 09, 2005 7:23 PM  
Blogger AuntieLeez said...

She is the cutest little brat!!!

November 09, 2005 10:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

d is so bitter.

November 10, 2005 2:33 AM  
Blogger Jameel @ The Muqata said...

AirTime: See what the advantage is of getting to minyan? Much more kavana ;-)

(Don't look at me, I davened at home all week this week)

November 10, 2005 6:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

jam, you must be modern orthodox.

November 10, 2005 7:15 AM  
Blogger Jameel @ The Muqata said...

anonymous: I'm sick with the flu. I normally hit the daily hashkama minyan at 5:30.

November 10, 2005 10:38 AM  
Blogger Lish the Fish said...

Just curious.... now that you are back home, can we expect a continuation on the Deuce anytime soon?

November 10, 2005 11:46 AM  
Blogger Jameel @ The Muqata said...

anonymous: By the way,of course I'm MO...If I were UO, I wouldn't be allowed to use the I assume you're also MO.

November 10, 2005 1:17 PM  
Blogger Air Time said...

Lish -

I am planning on continuing the story on the duece. I have been really jetlagged since I got back from Israel and just can't sit and write it right now.

November 10, 2005 1:41 PM  
Blogger Q said...

The last line should read:

"Then I beat her with a stick"

November 10, 2005 1:45 PM  
Blogger Q said...


"Straggled her with my straps"

November 10, 2005 1:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

jam, jam.
you are so binary.

November 10, 2005 2:39 PM  
Blogger Jameel @ The Muqata said...

anon: There are 10 types of people in the world. Those that know binary, and those that don't.

November 10, 2005 3:51 PM  
Blogger Krunk said...

very cute...I still do that to my dad.

November 13, 2005 1:43 PM  
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