Wednesday, April 8, 2009

"Because You Might Be Dead Next Time"

My darling 15 year old son, whom I normally love more than anything, just came home from shul and said the following to me:
"Ma, you really should get up and go outside to say Birkat Hachamah. It only happens once every twenty eight years and this could be your only chance, because you might be dead next time".
Run, little boy. Run for your life. Because I'm coming after you.

14 comments:

G6 said...

ROTFL...
HAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA......
I'm gonna be smiling all day as I slave over my hot stove.

Leora said...

Oy. Chag Sameach.

Lakewood Falling Down said...

He still has to survive 5 more years of being a teenager. Ha!

Phyllis Sommer said...

he did NOT. oy vey!

chag sameach!:-)

Child Ish Behavior said...

HaHaHa...

rickismom said...

Well, I told my son that I said with "k'vana", because I might be dead next time. HE protested, and said that I should not begrduge myself the next time. Problem is, it isn't up to me ......

Jack said...

Hee hee.

Baila said...

Perspective is funny. My friend said to me, "Next time we say this I'll hopefully a grandmother, or even a great grandmother". That thought didn't occur to me, but what did occur to me was that I may be dead.

Hey, they don't call me "doom & gloom" for nuthin'.

ilanadavita said...

Adolescence is not exactly the time when one is most subtle!

Anonymous said...

Of course, aside from being funny, it's a good lesson. We should do mitzvot as often as possible (even once every 28 years) because we really might die before we get a chance to do the mitzvah again. The same goes for teshuva!

Something Different said...

Yeah I was pretty freaked out when I realized that I will be almost 50 when the next one comes...

harry-er than them all said...

Awesome!

adena said...

My family had a similar (altho a bit more subtle) conversation: so and so will be 30, so and so will be 60...and at some point, we just stopped. He was just stating the obvious (to him), right? Because one's parents are OLD, right???

RivkA with a capital A said...

LOL!!

Funny. I live in the shadow of death, but our family made plans to meet as an extended family, and again say the bracha on Har HaBayit!

(this reminds me that I still have to post details about our experience this year, saying Birkat HaChama on Har HaBayit!)