Tuesday night my boys’ school put on a concert for parents. I was not planing to go. First of all they only allowed kids from first grade and up. Second I knew I was going to be tired, since I was going out in the morning. And third but not least it was snowing. I love the snow for the first 2 minutes outside, then I really, really want to go home, where it is nice and warm.
But my Husband has a study partner for Tuesday nights so he could not go too. When my son asked me tonight if I was going on the impulse I said . Yes.
The concert was supposed to contain presentations from the grades 1 through 7 ( the highest grade in this school ). Each class was supposed to prepare something special.
I was late, this means that I missed all the introductory speeches, and was just in time to enjoy the singing of the second grade. Those boys were trying very hard and did very well. Then we heard from first grade and so on… The time went by … Then one of the mothers said ” I heard they have a live goat here…” I was really surprised , I mean we are talking Brooklyn, N.Y. where would an average yeshiva get a goat ? A little later I heard a sound and I was compelled to investigate.
I heard BAAS, went back stage and discovered that it was
not a goat, it was a SHEEP! I was totally flabbergast. Talk about yarn ( OK it was on hoof ) following me around. Of course I had to take a picture.
What really surprised me that those city boys , some of whom are afraid of the cat were so relaxed around this little sheep. They hugged him and petted him and told him he was the prettiest sheep around.
My Son‘s class has put on a very funny play, where Shraga (he is in six grade ) was playing a Russian Jew ( talk about typecasting, we are originally from Russia ). He did very well. Later he and 4 other boys played their recorder flutes, each of them had a solo too. Talk about schlepping nachas.
All in all it turned out to be a splendid evening courtesy of Ohr Menachem yeshiva, my son, my wonderful husband, who fed the kids dinner, put them to bed and encouraged me to go…o and the sheep.