Yesterday we ventured into the old yishuv. We found a little bridge over the streambed, then made our way to the makolet. Somehow we ran out of ketchup. Unacceptable when the staple food in the house is potatoes. Thankfully the local mini-mart was well stocked. We left with a bottle of ketchup and an ice cream cone for the boys to share.
We stopped at the park to play and socialize. It's so much fun to be meeting all of my new neighbors! Making friends and connections. It's super cool!
The worst part is that we need to provide a car seat for Buzz to travel in, but the seats don't stay in the van full time, meaning that they need to be installed twice a day. So we need to get a seat that is easy to install, conforms to safety requirements for his age/height/weight, and that is light and compact enough that the caregivers and drivers can easily and properly install it in the afternoons. (Since they're installing 5-10 seats at the same time.) I guess I should just chalk it up to a school expense, but it's hurting my head to think that I need to spend 450nis to buy a car seat just to get beaten up for gan.
Gosh, kids are expensive.
My guess is that things won't settle down until after the holidays.
I'm looking forward to that calm.
And the rain.
I am strangely excited for it to rain.