It is hard to daven when a three year old is tugging on my tallis. It is even harder when she grabs my crotch and tells me that I have a penis because I am a boy and she doesn’t because she is a girl.
I suppose that I deserved that. She should have gone to childcare, but she screamed and begged to stay with daddy. She looked so darn cute that I agreed to let her stay for a bit. Truth be told she was good for quite some time.Eventually she got bored and that is when things got interesting.
Some of those tales will have to come later.
I don’t care what denomination you belong to, this time of year is when everyone gets hit up for more cash. Donate to the annual/building/school/xyz fund. There is no easy way to ask for money from the members, but sometimes it feels like that is the only thing I hear about.
Truth is that I am one of those people who uses the shul. I get a lot out of it so I am happy to try and give back, but if I feel this way others must also. There has to be a better way.