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April 26, 2013
Back to routines, one week post-lockdown.
It is hard to believe that it was only one week ago that we could not leave our homes in Newton, and had to walk the fine balance of keeping up with the developing news, reassuring our children and not going stir crazy wondering when and how this would all come to an end. If your house was similar to mine, the questions from the kids were endless. Some were matter-of-fact (have the found the bad guy yet?), some filled with anxiety (is he going to come here?), and some were disbelieving (why would someone even do something like this?). As much as the news of a total lock-down was unprecedented for the city, trying to navigate all of these difficult questions was unprecedented for us as parents, as well.
It was a relief for us to return to work and school on Monday. Back to the routine, back to the things that we can count on. The truth is, by the beginning of this week, we were ready for the mundane tasks that usually seem tedious. Ready for the barrage of children letting loose after a long day of school. It felt somewhat ironic hearing all of the kids at Kesher Newton finishing their Israel unit this week. I heard many stories over the past week about Israel and how its inhabitants are more equipped to deal with and more mentally prepared to contend with acts of terror. However, the kids researching on computers and iPads and scouring books in classrooms and hallways were asking questions like, “what’s the music like that they listen to?” and “what do you do for fun in
Eilat?” This self-guided inquiry showed that our kids view Israel as a place much like their own home towns – filled with people living their lives. It was such a touching reminder that our lives and the lives of our children are not ruled by fear, despite a horrific event, right in their own backyards. I love working with your children and our amazing tzevet – there are always loud voices and laughter filling our school. That is the routine that I know I can count on.