Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Halachic Precedence

Sari does whatever she wants. That's the way it is. Especially with Dovid because he doesn't have the willpower to stand up to her. She's difficult to bribe and there's not much you could do to her that she wouldn't just take in stride. In fact, sometimes when she misbehaves, she'll announce "I'm going into time out" and march off contentedly to her room to curl up in the big yellow rocking chair.

One of the things she routinely gets away with is sleeping in Dovid's bed. The truth is, for me, it's much easier this way. She goes to sleep without complaining and falls asleep quickly. The alternative is that she plays around in her bed, keeps Mordechai up with her chatting, and sometimes (horrors!) wakes up Ada. When Dovid's ready for bed, he transfers Sari to her own bed. Works fine for me. Not so, understandably, for Mordechai. He explained his side of the argument to Dovid tonight as I eavesdropped from the other room, writing furiously. The transcript follows:

Dad, do you remember by Parshas Toldos there was Esav and Yaakov? And remember Esav was the oldest so he was supposed to get the better thing? Well, I'm older than Sari so I'm supposed to get the better thing.

8 comments:

Rebecca said...

awww! Let him sleep with you. Boys like their mommies better anyway so you would be better in his eyes no?
I'm so excited about all those links. I can't wait for that "Rainy day" so I can watch them all!

Ayelet said...

Rebecca - Uh-uh. Nobody sleeps in Mommy's bed. My kids are great but I need my sleep. There are nights that Dovid wakes up with Mordechai and Sari in his bed and a stiff neck and sore back from sleeping at the edge of the bed and tensing every muscle to keep from rolling off! Even when it's just Sari, she has a way of working herself right into the middle of the bed and hogging all the pillows. Sometimes, she sleeps perpendicular to the long edge of the bed, too. Even so, I've overheard many a time during the night: Daddy, move over!

Anonymous said...

your mordechai is too funny and very smart!! i agree i cant sleep with any kids in my bed.
LW

Rebecca said...

and I'm sure it doesn't help your privacy either! You can have a campout every so often and have the kids come with blankets or sleeping bags and sleep on the floor of your room, you can even roast marshmellows! that is if you have space...

Anonymous said...

get some pictures but other than that awsome blog.

Ayelet said...

Anon - huh?

Rebecca said...

maybe you should check some of her past posts. I'd say she has quite a few pictures of her cuties!!

Ayelet said...

Anon- Ohhhh. Now I got your comment. Definitely check the archives, comment some more, use punctuation, and sign your name! Welcome and thanks for the compliment. :)