Sunday, December 15, 2013

me: Oh, Zoe, you're so cute!
zoe: I know, right?!?

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Ozzie: for some reason i can't pronounce amplification, but i can pronounce polyoxybenzylmethylenglcolanhydride.

Non-Sequitur Man

Mommy, did you know that Charlie Chaplin's last movie was in color? Oh, and bananas are slightly radioactive.

Friday, July 31, 2009

good ideas...

ozzie, in response to my suggestion that they put two chairs together to make a tent:

"that's the best idea we've had in 2 1/2 minutes!"

Thursday, May 21, 2009

the f-bomb has hit...

some kid in ozzie's class taught him the f-word. he asks me, is there really a such thing as a curse? i said what kind, like a spell? he says no, like a word... like fuck? i said, yes, that's a curse word. he says is it a bad word? i said well, yes. he says why is it bad, what would happen if you said it? i said nothing, it is just rude. it's not something you can say at school. he says if you are in high school or college can you say fuck? i said no, not even daddy can say it at work. he says what does fuck mean? i tell him it means like darn it, but really bad. he says if you say fuck in school you would probably go to the principal, huh? i said yes, i would think so... he says boy i wish i could get that word out of my head.

Saturday, May 09, 2009

on emily, in her First Communion dress...

ozzie: "she looked... unbelievable. i'll always remember how beautiful she looked, even for like, 40 years. so when i'm 47, i'll remember how beautiful she looked today when i saw her. but i won't remember what time it was, because i don't even know what time it is now."

Monday, April 20, 2009

sorry to kvell, but...

ozzie's homework assignment was: write a paragraph about a person that you consider to be a hero.

he wrote:

I think a Rabbi is a hero because they help people follow Judaism. A Rabbi teaches people to be good to they're family and everyone. I want to be a Rabbi because they read from the Torah. The Torah is important because it's rules of Judaism and to be a good person. Rabbis are good teachers.

Monday, March 16, 2009

ozzie's first novel

Ozzie and the Tornado
By Ozzie Etkin

Table of Contents
Chapter One

Chapter Two
This House is Flying

Chapter Three
Getting Picked Up Again

Chapter Four
Ending Up in Atlanta Zoo

Chapter One
Once there was a boy named Ozzie. One day, he was sitting under an apple tree. Then he noticed two weird things, one was houses exploding as if a bomb had went off inside it. Another was apples kept falling on his head.

Chapter Two
As soon as he saw a funnel cloud, Ozzie yelled, "Ahhh! Tornado!"
By the time he was at his house, he found himself in a windy dust cloud. When he almost got hit by a tree, he ran inside. When he got inside, he found his family looking down the window (mom, dad and Zoe). When Ozzie looked down the window, he found his house was flying!
When Zoe asked, "Why are we flying?", Ozzie answered, "Because of the tornado."

Chapter Three
A couple of minutes later, they landed in Elk City, Oklahoma where they got picked up again. After a couple of minutes, they noticed they were flying again.

Chapter Four
An hour later, they landed in Atlanta Zoo where they saw Mei Lan and Xi Lan.

The End