I Have to Sit Down
Simcha Fisher’s Blog
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Today at the Register, check out my post “The Blessings of Poverty,” if only to enjoy the video from Fiddler on the Roof.
I’m posting here instead of there because I feel like it-is that okay?
Your last paragraph reminds me of how my second oldest (24) begins many sentences when speaking to his youngest siblings. . . “back when WE (meaning the three eldest kids)
were too poor to have closets. . . ”
And the whole over scheduled thing-you’ve nailed it. A few years back we had a windfall (just in time to help a little bit with college) and started to put our kids into the stuff our Stepford neighborhood prized so highly. This year, not feeling so much windfally as pinched-tight-we have considered foregoing a family getaway (don’t read too much into that) in favor of those costly summer campy lesson things. What, are we nuts? I need to see grandma-so do the kids.
yup-sometimes it’s best not to have the option.
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