Boys Night Out

Motzai Shabbos my son and I went out. We went to a Mesibas Lag B’Omer hosted by the Chicago Center for Torah & Chessed, which is under the leadership of Rav Yehoshua Eichenstein.

We both had a great time. The bonfire was awesome, as was the Diet Mountain Dew. There was plenty of dancing and my son ran into some friends from his class (which is always nice). We danced and sang together around the fire, with other yidden in West Rogers Park. It was beautiful to see my 7 yr old son having such a great time just enjoying the pure simcha of the moment!
We really didn’t know that many people there (we did go there with very good friends, though), and the majority of the kids there were not from the school we send our kids to, but together we danced and remembered Rabbi Akiva, Shimon Bar Yochi and their Torah.

As we walked home, I asked my son if he had a good time. He said the bonfire rocked! He then said, “Abba, the best part was when you said the we should dance. Then you asked me if you thought I could keep up with everyone. But, I was the one going faster than you. I was pulling you and you had to keep up with me!”
We put effort, time, and tefillah into our kids to follow a certain path. In the end, it’s the children, at times, who end up leading us.

8 thoughts on “Boys Night Out

  1. A Simple Jew

    Diet Mountain Dew??? Why not the real stuff?

    As an aside, last night my almost 3 year-old son came into the room and said “Your tzitzis are ready – high five!”

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  2. Pragmatician

    Sounds like a great way to spend Lag Baomer.
    I’ve always thought that dancing is amazing as total strangers take each others hands, by Simches and Shul happenings and dance together, even if they never met before.
    Nice ending, a word of widsom can never hurt.

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  3. Neil Harris

    ASJ: Diet Dew is great.

    Prag: Nice to see you. Thanks. I often think the same thing about dancing.

    HaKriuv: Thank you.

    Rafi: My kids get their smarts from Mrs. Uberdox.

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  4. torontopearl

    Really a nice story.

    Your last comment reminds me of unwinding a kite string and watching as the kite lifts higher and higher, able to suspend itself. At first it needs momentum from the wind and you might have to run with it, but then it manages on its own with you at the other end giving a tug here and there, ready to catch it if it falls…

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