Tichel pin orders have been coming in and I’ve been reallyexcited to get started! My daughter, Minky, is so creative, I knew she’d love this project.
Well, two things happened.
1. I had thought I would “let her help me.” It turns out that she’s a better artist then I am! And though I supervised, she basically made them herself! When I tried to work on one, I was so messy that my fingers kept getting glued to each other!
2. There’s no such thing as “a little arts and crafts.” Once you’re in, you’re in! So our little project took over 2 hours and nothing else got done. Housework and web work sat waiting and bedtime was past 11:00 for some very tired kids!
And I didn’t mind a bit. This is the kind of mess, I’m happy I chose.
I don’t choose it often enough!
Angela Morales and Elan Karan enjoy your tichel pins! Rosie Braunstein, in the hospital now, Minky made a pin just for you! Refua Shelaima!
Tonight, I want to say
Thank you G-d, for giving me the willingness to stop moving so fast and to enjoy life’s precious moments.
Thank you for the colors that you lavish upon us!
Thank you for the thrill of creatiivity.
Thank you for quiet moments.
Thank you for fun!
Thank you for the look of pride and happiness on my daughters face!
Don’t forget my friends, to put a little art in your day. It’s a gift that’s waiting for you! Dress up, play with earrings, arrange some flowers, buy a beautiful card or paint the living room! This is life! And you are living!
Oh my, she is the image of batya!!!!! That is adorable, you’d better date your photographs! I’m so glad i have such a colourful friend, you make us stay young when we feel worn out and old! (can’t believe I’m only 3 months older than you, I’m feeling so exhausted and past my prime! Note-it may have something to do with the fact that I’m post birth and just moved house dealing the combination of demanding baby and unpacking a family of ba”h!)
You go Minky- your room is ready for you and it appears that you might have some spending money to tour Israel. I love you – Yaeli
Definiton of Yaeli – the world’s cheerleader!
This is beautiful and heartwarming! It reminds me of a lot of one-on-one time I had with my mom to just have fun and do enjoyable things. Even now that I’m 25 and moved away, my mom and I still have our rituals we like to do when I visit (such as dress up in very fancy period-style chemis nightdresses and watch Pride and Prejudice while cuddling on the sofa, eating junk food and painting each other’s toenails). There really is nothing like the bond between mother and daughter – so precious! I pray you may enjoy many, many more nights like this with your children!
ah, thank you! those are beautiful images. I love that you still do those things. Rituals are so powerful, no?
Just saw this – thank you Minky and Rivka Malka! xo