Thursday, November 4, 2010

Chodesh Irgun 5771

I know what you’re thinking.

Why haven’t there been any Chodesh Irgun posts on the Our Shiputzim blog this year?” you’re no doubt wondering.

And you do have a point.

However, I figured that I more or less exhausted the topic last year.

And besides, it’s been the usual toxic mix of late nights, neglected schoolwork, paint-spattered clothing, and arguments civilized discussions concerning any and all of the above.

Nevertheless, in the interest of good blogging, here are two Chodesh Irgun-related blogbits:

1) Note: The following scenario is based on recent events a work of complete fiction. Any resemblance to reality is purely intentional coincidental:

Mother: No, you can’t go paint the snif in those clothes. You know that they’ll get ruined. Why don’t you wear that old jean skirt that’s hanging in your closet?

Daughter: {horrified} No WAY am I walking around in that skirt!! Someone will SEE me!

Mother: {mistakenly believing that reason and logic can play a part in this exchange} First of all, no one will see you, because it’s dark outside. And anyway, what does it matter if they see you? Everyone knows that it’s Chodesh Irgun, and they’ll realize that you’re obviously on your way to paint the snif…

Daughter: {rolls eyes}

Does this sound familiar?


2) The new shevet's name – Na’aleh (literally, “we shall go up”) – has been announced.

In an effort to gauge popular sentiment in advance of their next release, the developers of the ever-popular Generation Gap program immediately took to the streets and recorded the following initial reactions:

“Well, it’s kind of strange to have a verb as a name, but it’s still pretty good.”

“It’s okay, I guess.”

“At least it’s not HaGevurah


בהצלחה לכל החניכים והמדריכים

!ושבת שלום ומבורך



  1. "mistakenly believing that reason and logic can play a part in this exchange" I was mistakenly hoping at some point when my daughter is a teen I can use reason and logic? This works with my boys (didn't when they were around age 5), but I guess girls are different. Sigh.

  2. Leora, my teen daughter is logical.
    Mrs. S., I really was wondering! And I can't believe you actually printed the name of the shevet--in advance!!

    Shabbat shalom.

  3. I was in fact wondering why you did not write about Hodesh Irgun

    but even though we all know the name, it is supposed to be a B.I.G secret from the kids.

    Maybe white it out??

  4. Leora - Let's just say that the daughter in question isn't necessarily a teenager yet...

    MiI and Keren - We got back from a wedding very late last night, and I immediately blocked out the name. B"N, I'll unblock it on Motza"Sh. (In my defense, by the time I posted the name yesterday evening, there wasn't a kid in our neighborhood who didn't know the name...) ;-)

    Shabbat Shalom!


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