Thursday, January 21, 2010

Uh oh, part 2

Remember this on Tuesday? Sabrina didn't actually stay at her father's over the long weekend?

Well, I just got off the phone with Wilma (the social worker). She was calling to confirm Sabrina's visit with mom this afternoon (and just in time, since I would have needed to go in 15 minutes to pick her up from school if the visit were cancelled), and I asked about the visit with dad for the weekend. (Important background information: I emailed Wilma about the conversation with Sabrina.) Her response was not what I expected.

"I got some..."other" well. I have to talk to the agency attorney."

I suppose I should start thinking about how to prep the little one for Shabbat. There's a scholar-in-residence at one of my minyanim this weekend, a teacher of mine from my year in Israel, so I really really really want to go. Could be interesting.


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  2. If your shul doesn't have child care, you may want to call other moms and ask them for advice. There are some Shabbat-friendly activities to keep kids occupied, I just can't think of any besides picture books at the moment. Also, you may want to plan your attendance in the sanctuary strategically. As in, maybe leave the sanctuary for a potty break right before the Amidah begins, so you're not in the sanctuary with a kid wanting to leave at a time when entering and leaving is frowned upon? I know I did that as a kid, but mainly to miss as much service as possible =)

    I'm not a mom, though, and I also don't know how kid-friendly your services are, so take all this with a grain of salt.