We had the rehearsal for Saturday’s Bar Mitzvah last night. Jim, the kids and I met the thirteen-year-old’s Hebrew tutor and the Rabbi at the temple for the run-through. It went really, really well. I couldn’t believe that my younger son was up there; time flies by and before you know it, they’re 13 years old, 5’4″, with a deep voice that can’t hit the high parts of some of the stuff he had to sing. I started feeling a little emotional.

He is so totally ready for this, it’s not even funny. His tutor gave him a lovely gift. It’s a book about Jewish values and he wrote a beautiful note to him that filled up the entire inside cover. On the way home, the boy said that his anxiety is starting to turn to excitement, and that he felt great after rehearsing. Yay!

The family “invades” starting today (along with BFF Kate: yay! She’s coming early!) and away we go for a jam-packed couple of days! I’ll keep you posted!