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Yosef Chaim’s Winter Camp

Shira Yehudit Djalilmand

“Oy! What am I going to do with you children all winter!” Ima wondered. It was a regular autumn late afternoon. It was raining, and already dark, and we were all at home, bored and restless. I was reading a comic book for about the 20th time, the girls were playing with their dollhouse for about the 20th time, and Yaakov Yisrael and Or Elya were fighting over whose turn it was with the racing car — for about the 20th time too!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

“I never understand why people make summer camps for children,” Ima went on. “In the summer the weather’s nice and it’s light outside, and the children play happily outside for hours. It’s in the winter when everyone’s stuck inside that we need a camp!”

I pricked up my ears from my comic book. A winter camp? Hmm! That sounded like a good idea!

I mulled it over that night in bed. Yochai could help me, I thought, and we could get all the neighborhood’s younger boys to sign up, and do all kinds of fun activities — and maybe earn some pocket money too. I put it to Ima the next morning over cornflakes. Strangely, it didn’t get the reaction I hoped …

 

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