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A couple of months ago, I wrote an entry called Beer and Wings. It was about a manly evening of household repairs with Jesse. Once we had finished fixing the dishwasher, it really seemed as though beer and wings were in order.
So last week, Jennifer and the other two kids were away for Shabbat. Jesse and I nicknamed it 'Shabbat beer and wings.' I got some wings and a six-pack of beer. He had a sip. It is not his thing.
We had a great night. We had Shabbat dinner. We played some ping pong. The next morning after services, we came home for lunch, played some more ping pong, and then headed south to where Jennifer was. That was a two-hour walk.
I like to have the five of us at the Shabbat table. Jesse is a year shy of finishing high school. The nest is going to start emptying, as it should. Still, when any one of us is gone, it changes the dynamic. I like that change also.
Here's to Shabbat with my son.
Good night all.