My middle son, the one pictured above, would like some feedback on his painting that is featured on this post (scroll down to the bottom to see his painting and the question). Please comment on his painting on *that* post. Thank you so much if you have already done so.
He abandoned us once again to go on a two-day camping trip with his friend and his friend’s family (they went to South Jersey, somewhere in the Pine Barrens). This is after leaving us for a month to go to Camp Stone in western Pennsylvania.
By the way, he absolutely loved Camp Stone! He came back learning the camp lingo, the same lingo that I learned as a kid, when I went to Camp Moshava in eastern Pennsylvania. A little education in Camp Hebrew, if you care to learn:
toranut= it's your turn to serve in the dining hall
ḥug= you get to select a "club". He picked boating. When I was a kid, I picked long-distance swimming.
eidah=all the kids your age at camp. For some reason, he was Eidah Vav, which meant his age/grade was out of order with all the others. When I went to camp, we only had Eidah Aleph to Eidah Daled.
tzevet= staff. He told me he looks forward to being "staff" at some point.
ḥutz=here's where the two camps differed. His 3-day overnight was called a "hutz", literally "outside". In Moshava it is called a "schmutz", Yiddish for dirt. I remember not changing my clothes for three days on our schmutzes; we certainly got schmutzy!
lina= overnight. Only 1 night in the woods, as opposed to 3 (see above).
The photo was taken at Cup of Joe’s in Jerusalem, across from Independence Park. The simple pasta dishes we ate there tasted fine, though my eldest son complained 1) you had to ask for a kids’ menu and 2) the plain pasta with butter was very plain to him. He’s hard to please. Though he liked the one Asian restaurant we went to in Jerusalem, whereas I found it too saucy, not enough fresh vegetables, and no brown rice.
If you’ve made it this far, be sure to visit Frumhouse’s JPIX Carnival. Lots of photos, including some of mine. Great job, Frumhouse!