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The Wicked Son Discusses Ben and Jerry’s

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We sit at the kitchen table for dinner and our wicked son is tearing through a talking jag.

His mouth, lips and tongue can’t stop moving.

I hardly get a chance to break in and say a few words.

But his brain is in a state of brain freeze.

It is as if he had just finished a half vanilla and half chocolate custard at Dairy Queen.

We know he’s looking to get a rise out of us.

We know how much he loves getting a rise out of us.

We know he loves verbally fighting with us, raising our blood pressures and making our stomachs turn.

It is his job, his duty and his responsibility.

Why, because he is our wicked son.

So, we look into each other’s eyes and ask, “Is this why we had children?”

“Mom, Dad I got a great idea, for next Passover. On our Seder table, I think we should add two more cups next to Elijah’s........

© The Times of Israel (Blogs)

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