the 90th minute

Until September 2007, when my oldest daughter was born, this blog covered daily life and politics in Israel, as well as Hebrew-English linguistic issues, from the perspective of an American-raised journalist and translator living in Israel. Now it mostly serves as the SmunchMonk&Bear news agency, a portal into the bizarre universe of the little people. Read more at:

Saturday, December 1, 2012


Rimonit, after being informed that three of the four kids coming for Friday night dinner were older than her: "How could they be older than me?? I five!"


And today, after we passed a dog on the way home from shul:

Kinneret: We don't have a dog. [pause] We have a baby.
Me: Moriya's not such a baby anymore. She's been walking for a while now, and once a baby starts walking we can call her a toddler.
Rimonit: Everyone in our family walks. [pause] So is everyone in our family a toddler?


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