Helloooo, Our Shiputzim fans!
This post will be the first installment of a new – and hopefully recurrent – series:
A look back at our first year in Israel
One day, soon after starting gan, OOOC (one of our children)* came home and told me some story about a boy named “Eliraz Boy.”
“Eliraz Boy?” I asked. “That’s an… er, unusual name.”
“Well, that’s his name,” OOOC insisted. “Eliraz Boy. He’s in my gan.”
“He?” I wondered. “But isn’t Eliraz a girl’s name?”
The next day, when I picked OOOC up from gan, OOOC pointed to one of the girls and announced, “Imma, see that boy over there? He’s Eliraz Boy.”
“But she looks like a girl,” I said.
“Yes, I know,” OOOC replied. “But the gannenets always call her Eliraz Boy.”
And then it hit me.
As you may have guessed, the gannenets were saying אלירז בואי [“Eliraz, bo’ee” - “Eliraz, come here (fem.)”]….
* This story was posted with OOOC’s full permission.