Big daughter (4-year-old): Abba, Mommy is very beautiful.
Me: Yes, sweetie pie, she is.
Big daughter: Abba, I want to be tall like Mommy.
Me: I hope you’ll be tall like Mommy, too.
Big daughter: But Abba, I don’t want big boobies.
Tuesday: The true Iranian dilemma
She: So, can we leave now?
Me: Why, what happened?
She hands me the headlines, saying that Bibi is trying to get a majority of ministers to support the attack on Iran.
Me: We have to wait.
She: For what?
Me: To see if they do it.
She: Why not leave before they do it?
Me: But what if we left and they didn’t do it?
Me: So, I’ve been thinking, if the rockets from Gaza or Iran hit our area, we should run to the kitchen.
She: No, I’ve already thought about it. We have to take cover in the corridor. It’s got a reinforced ceiling.
Me: You sure?
Today: Israeli Chutzpah
I got a call from the Aguda Lema’an Hachayal today. Before I tell you this conversation, take a look at the intro on their website:
The Aguda Lema’an Hachayal (The Association of the Wellbeing of Israel’s Soldiers – AWIS) is probably the most widely known organization in Israel, capturing the best of Israel and all that went into the making of the modern Jewish state: patriotism, commitment and a strong community spirit.
Him: Hello, I’m calling from the Aguda Lema’an Hachayal and we would like to know if you’re interested in donating to soldiers, or “lone soldiers” who come to Israel from abroad to serve our country.
Me: No, thank you, I’m not interested in donating at the moment, sorry.
Him: Really? (His voice rises, sounds very pissed off) You’re not interested in donating to Israeli soldiers?? Wow, good for you. Really, really good for you.
And hangs up in my face.