Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Traditions

Our lives at times are governed by the traditions we create. It is the little rituals that we do every day which first help us, and then own us, as we become slaves to our own little traditions.

In Skokie, for some reason that escapes me now, we had a tradition to swig Scope that one of us always left in his car as we pulled into Slice of Life's parking lot on Saturday night. There was also an aspect of spitting out the Scope as we made the turn, but I can't remember the exact details of that tradition.

Anyway, as one would expect, my boys have created some little traditions of their own. One of which was busted by their sister.

Every day, my kids get off the bus on the corner of Yehuda and Shivtei Yisrael. Shivtei Yisrael is a fairly deserted street, and the kids walk past an overgrown rocky hilly area before they get home.

It was, coincidentally, the same route Veev took home on Friday night after dinner, together with my middlest and littlest.

And my littlest, a sweet little four year old, looked at the rock that they passed on the way home, and said "This is the rock that the boys pee on everyday."

Uh oh.

Busted.

So they have been informed, by Veev, that animals pee on the street. People pee in the bathroom. And they are not animals.

So much for their new tradition.

17 Comments:

Blogger AMSHINOVER said...

So they have been informed, by Veev, that animals pee on the street. People pee in HOTEL ROOM SINKS

August 09, 2006 3:20 PM  
Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

Hahaha. That's funny! Oops...
-OC

August 09, 2006 3:24 PM  
Blogger Just Shu said...

do all the kids pee there or just your two boys?

August 09, 2006 3:54 PM  
Blogger Air Time said...

just the boys. the rest of the kids at that stop dont walk in this direction.

August 09, 2006 4:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its what we call Traditzky!!!! And you don't mess with Traditizky!!

August 09, 2006 4:27 PM  
Blogger Jameel @ The Muqata said...

AirTime; I think your kids' klita is going faster than yours ;-)

August 09, 2006 5:03 PM  
Blogger AuntieLeez said...

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Too funny......

August 09, 2006 8:30 PM  
Blogger Air Time said...

Anon - When you are in Chicago, and you pull into slice with the wif and kits in the car, do you still do a Traditzky?

August 10, 2006 2:30 AM  
Blogger Emah S said...

I agree with Jameel..........

ISRAELI CHILDREN PEE IN THE STREET, your kids are full fledge Israelis now, don't fight it!!!

And, in my case, I'm thankful for less laundry that I have to do as a result of 3 year old and 5 year old accidents because we were holding it in till the next appropriate bathroom! pshaw!

August 10, 2006 2:42 AM  
Blogger Veev said...

Emah, it isn't only Israeli children who pee in the street. How many cars have you seen pulled ove to the side of the road with a grown man standing to the side and concentrating?

August 10, 2006 4:05 AM  
Blogger Air Time said...

Peeing on the side of the road is the right of every male.

August 10, 2006 7:24 AM  
Blogger Just Shu said...

When I was in HS, Almost every friday night my Israeli roomate would take a "walk n pee" on the way home from dinner.

August 10, 2006 8:59 AM  
Anonymous Keglavithcher Rav said...

Any dorm room with a sink has been utilized for thing other than Negel Vasser.

August 10, 2006 11:37 AM  
Blogger Veev said...

BA, that's gross.

August 10, 2006 4:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the perversion process begins.

August 13, 2006 11:41 AM  
Blogger Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Veev: AirTime's right.

"Peeing on the side of the road is the right of every male."

It's not just a good idea...its the halacha.

August 14, 2006 12:23 PM  
Blogger swiftthinker said...

We removed a toilet in our bathroom and left it outside on the curve for a few days before the garbage men showed up only to find out that my boys had been using it outside fairly regularly.

August 14, 2006 1:12 PM  

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