Join The Conversation With Mishpacha's Weekly Newsletter



All Kinds of Kids: Fearless Faigie

Yaffa Ganz

It was snowing hard. Not big, fluffy, sunny snowflakes waiting to be rolled into snowmen and ladies. But hard, icy snowflakes that were cold and wet. The wind was blowing cold, wet, and icy too. Fearless Faigie was busy pulling her boots out of the winter box in the hall.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

“Where are you going?” asked her older brother Shim. “It’s freezing outside.”

“I’m going to play in the snow. And it’s not freezing,” answered Faigie. “We’re only in Cheshvan. It doesn’t get really cold until Kislev. Besides, I’m not afraid of a little cold.”

“Today is a lot of cold!” said Shim. “You don’t even have gloves!”

“Can’t find them; don’t need them,” said Faigie cheerfully. “See you! I’m off to make a snow girl!”

Faigie’s brother and sister tried to watch her through the window, but the day was too gray and the snow too swirly and they couldn’t see the yard.

“Where is Faigie?” asked her mother from the kitchen.

“She’s outside making snowy girls!” said little Basya.

“Without gloves!” added Shim.

“Hmm … that calls for hot cocoa. I’ll give her five minutes outside. Then I’ll call her in.”

 

To read the rest of this story, please buy this issue of Mishpacha or sign up for a weekly subscription.

Share this page with a friend. Fill in the information below, and we'll email your friend a link to this page on your behalf.

Your name
Your email address
You friend's name
Your friend's email address
Please type the characters you see in the image into the box provided.
CAPTCHA
Message


MM217
 
The Fortunes of War
Rabbi Moshe Grylak We’re still feeling the fallout of the First World War
Some Lessons, But Few Portents
Yonoson Rosenblum What the midterms tell us about 2020
Vote of Confidence
Eyan Kobre Why I tuned in to the liberal radio station
5 out of 10
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin Top 5 Moments of the Kinus
Day in the Life
Rachel Bachrach Chaim White of KC Kosher Co-op
When Less is More
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman How a good edit enhances a manuscript
It’s My Job
Jacob L. Freedman “Will you force me to take meds?”
They’re Still Playing My Song?
Riki Goldstein Yitzy Bald’s Yerav Na
Yisroel Werdyger Can’t Stop Singing
Riki Goldstein Ahrele Samet’s Loi Luni
Double Chords of Hope
Riki Goldstein You never know how far your music can go
Will Dedi Have the Last Laugh?
Dovid N. Golding Dedi and Ding go way back
Battle of the Budge
Faigy Peritzman Using stubbornness to grow in ruchniyus
The Challenging Child
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Strategies for raising the difficult child
Bucking the Trend
Sara Eisemann If I skip sem, will I get a good shidduch?
The Musician: Part 1
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer "If she can't read she'll be handicapped for life!"