Culturing Children

23 Oct
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She looked at me, her face a mixture of awe and disgust.

“I know you want your kid to all cultured and educated, but don’t you think you’re starting a bit young?”

I gave her a blank look, having no idea what she was referring to.

“Your kid just said he’s going to the Mona Lisa.”

“What?” I said. “He didn’t say that.

“I swear he did.”

I can’t remember the last time I even thought about the Mona Lisa.” I protested.

Just then my kid scooted up in his Cozy Coupe,

“Mommy, I go Momo Leesa.” And then pitter-pattered away as fast his feet could pedal.

“See,” she pointed after my son.

I just laughed at my sister,

“That’s Morah Aliza, his babysitter, he’s going to. The other place he goes to is ‘sheeva’ to ‘lorn’. How’s that for cultured and educated.”


Posted by on October 23, 2012 in Humor, Jewish


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3 responses to “Culturing Children

  1. PremonitionsofanAfterthought

    October 24, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    I’m sorry to stereotype- but the “disgust” thing- and the “i know YOU want your kids to be ALL cultured thing” disgusts me -what’s wrong with people being a little cultured? There are so many nice communities where people of all types and backgrounds socialize with each other (working, learning, in school etc) and nobody really cares what a two year old talks about (be it the Mona Lisa, star wars or going to shiva to learn) The New York Times comes to my doorstep every day and nobody says boo to me. And I live in a mainstream frum community.

    • tesyaa

      November 15, 2012 at 8:32 am

      I need to meet you. The New York Times comes to my doorstep every day and it’s the only blue bag I see for blocks around.

  2. D

    November 15, 2012 at 4:15 am

    LOL. My daughter’s favorite artist is Monet. And I’m not a bit ashamed. 🙂


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