created at: 2010-09-08The opening of the Kesher Newton year inevitably comes with a few snafus and oversights.  Yesterday was no different, as we welcomed sixty children in for a full Tuesday of programming from 12:30-5:45 and I ended up with two kids from “Plugat Peanut,” the peanut platoon (i.e. the kids who had peanuts in their lunches even though we are a peanut-free school) in my office for lunch.

After meandering through assorted topics of conversation, I pulled the book “Rosh Hashanah Yom Kippur Survival Kit” (circa 1982 but still interesting) off of my bookshelf to share with the two students in my office.  Turning to a random page, I asked the following question: “If I could only give my children three pieces of advice what would they be?”

After thinking, here’s the response from one of the kids.

1.  “Never jump into a rapid.”

2.  “Never hug a real live bear.”

3.  “Never jump off a plane without safety equipment.”

What a trifecta of pearls of wisdom to usher in the new year.

Shana Tovah U’Metukah.