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I’ve got to do better!

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

I write for a weekly column in Virtual Jerusalem and usually cut and paste my blog into my personal blog but I can’t even cut a coupon these days! Everything is a blur and I can’t believe that summer is quickly approaching and I have nothing ready! I’m happy about “James and Sunda” being on JLTV for a 3rd Season and hopefully we’ll be up for a 4th if I can get one good nights rest! I’m just coming down from a Disney 4 day whirlwind so forgive me for not being “updated” as I can barely walk! My kids still love Disneyland and for that reason…my hooves still hate it but I do love going and watching their faces light up. My face goes slightly green after a couple of rides but who can tell? My mascara is smearing down my face and nobody recognizes me and when they do…I deny who I am! You gotta be that way sometimes! I’ll keep you guys posted and remember that I’ll be honored in the lovely City of Paterson on June 21st and very excited about that. Yes, I’m still a Paterson Girl at heart…you can take her out but you better let her go visit! We’ll be filming some shots for the TV show so this will be exciting! I hope I haven’t bored you to tears…I try to keep life interesting but the daily grind keeps coming at me! (Thank G-d!) Call for tickets at Montclair State College for the NJ Autism event on June 25th where I’ll be performing and looking forward to seeing all of you! Much love! Until next time…and I’ll make that sooner than later…keep laughing!

“WHERE OH WHERE HAS SUNDA BEEN?”

Monday, January 16th, 2012

MY NEW YEAR STARTED OFF WITH A BANG. LITERALLY!

I HAD AN ALLERGIC REACTION TO A NUMBING MEDICATION IN MY MOUTH AFTER A DENTAL APPPOINTMENT.  I LOOKED LIKE I HAD BEEN IN A FIGHT WITH MIKE TYSON! I’VE NEVER BEEN SO SCARED IN MY LIFE TO LOOK AT MYSELF!  A C-SECTION WAS EASIER. I WORE A MASK WALKING THROUGH NYC BECAUSE MY LIPS WERE SO SWOLLEN.  OF COURSE, WHEN I GOT TO LA MY FRIENDS THOUGHT I HAD THEM “DONE!”  AFTER A COURSE OF PREDNISONE, THE SWELLING IS GOING DOWN AND I’M READY FOR SEASON 3 OF JAMES AND SUNDA ON JEWISH LIFE TELEVISION AND WE HAD TO PUT OFF PRODUCTION AS I LOOKED MORE LIKE ONE OF THE HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS!  TRUST ME…I NEED NO MORE FULLNESS IN MY LIPS, NOR DO I NEED IT IN MY HIPS BUT THAT’S ANOTHER STORY.

MY TRIP HOME WAS NOT UNEVENTFUL.  I HAD TO FLY WITH A SERVICE DOG.  THAT DIDN’T BOTHER ME AS MUCH AS THE FACT THAT THE DOG WAS BLIND!  I UNDERSTAND THAT THE WOMAN NEEDED THE DOG BUT THE DOG NEEDED A CANE.  A NICE ASIAN COUPLE WAS SITTING WITH ME AND WAS SO POLITE; THE MAN DIDN’T WANT TO DISTURB ME SO HE COULD USE THE LAVATORY.  BEING A MOTHER I SENSED HE WAS “UNCOMFORTABLE” AND I ASKED HIM IF HE’D LIKE TO USE THE LAVATORY AND HE REPLIED: “VERY BADLY!”  WHY DIDN’T HE JUST ASK?  WHY COULDN’T THIS NICE COUPLE LIVE UPSTAIRS OVER ME INSTEAD OF MY NOISY NEIGHBOR WHO HAS HEIGHTENED HER ANTICS TO A NEW LEVEL!

YESTERDAY SHE HIT A HOME RUN.  I HEAR ALL THIS DRILLING AND I SMELL FIRE SO I’M CONFUSED.  SMOKE IS IN THE HALLWAY UPSTAIRS AND I RUN TO THE CONCIERGE OUT OF CONCERN.  THIS NEW DESK GUY IS A MANNEQUIN.  HE TELLS ME:  “WE HAVE THE FIRE UNDER CONTROL AND WE’VE GOTTEN INTO THE APARTMENT.”  FIRE!  AGAIN?????  HE EXPLAINS: “IT’S NOT A BIG DEAL.  SHE WAS COOKING AND LEFT THE APARTMENT AND LOCKED HERSELF OUT THAT’S WHY THEY HAD TO DRILL THE LOCK TO GET BACK IN.”  NOW PEOPLE CAN SAY I’M “PICKING” ON HER BUT NOW I’M AFRAID FOR MY LIFE.  WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MIND LEAVES FOOD ON THE STOVE AND LEAVES THE HOUSE WITH NO ONE IN IT?

NEEDLESS TO SAY, I HAD A MEETING HERE WITH ONE OF THE CAMERAMEN FROM THE SHOW.  HE ASKS ME WHO PLAYS THE TUBA UPSTAIRS.  I CALMLY EXPLAIN THAT THE SOUND HE HEARS IS FURNITURE BEING DRAGGED ACROSS THE MARBLE FLOOR.  HE THOUGHT ALL THIS TIME THAT “NOISY NEIGHBOR” WAS JUST PART OF MY ACT!  OF COURSE, SUNDALIVE  READERS KNOW THE REAL DEAL AND I PROMISE TO KEEP YOU ALL TUNED IN IF YOU STAY TUNED IN! !  HAPPY NEW YEAR… A LITTLE LATE BUT I KNOW YOU’LL FORGIVE ME…JUST DON’T ASK FOR A KISS!

Another Night…Laugh Factory ….Rocked!

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

Well, another one of those nights…an interview with the Comic Bible …seeing so many people I haven’t seen in so long and realizing…I don’t know people’s names anymore!

Everyone is blending in! People tell me about funny things that happened with me at the nail salon, the hair salon, the vet, the doctor and it all is a blur.

This is called: MUTHAHOOD!

That’s right…being a “mutha” …I can only keep up with one thing…my kids. Ask me when the PTA meeting is…I know….Ask me about my dental appointment…BLANK!

The kids have taken over my life! I’m not complaining but the truth is I can’t remember anything that has nothing to do with them! My oldest is getting ready to go to a class trip…a sleepover class trip. I am not ready for this and the sad thing is…neither is she. I NEVER had an overnight trip in grammar school but maybe the nuns couldn’t let us see us see THEM in their jammies but…I digress.

I have to remember who people are! The vet was insulted, the bagger from the supermarket was insulted…I insulted everyone tonight and I want you all to know…it’s not intentional.

I’m burned out! But I know when the next PTA meeting is so……stay tuned to SundaLive to know what’s going on in “School Business” and if you see me at the Laugh Factory, please be so kind as to remind me where we know each other from in life. My GYN is excluded. I love you all! Even if I can’t remember who you are….xoxoxo Sunda!

“Apples Dipped in Honey!”

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

“Apples Dipped in Honey!”

Honey! Apples! Brisket! CATERER! That’s what I’m thinking as the New Year approaches. Summer flew by…literally across my home with Hurricane Irene and now it’s time to “pump up the volume!” That’s right, it’s Rosh Hashanah and the last thing I’m thinking about is what to wear on the High Holy Days.

What I’m going to cook is the first thing on my mind! People say that Jewish Holidays shouldn’t be about the food but for some many of my friends who don’t go to Temple on High Holy Days, sitting down with people who talk about the sermon makes them feel like they were a part of it even though they weren’t there. Stories of relatives and past Yuntifs are a celebration of our Judaism. Passing stories down to children…. Priceless!

Okay, so some of my stories aren’t so wonderful but I always share stories about the wonderful moments I had with my in-laws (before we were outlaws!) and my children love the stories. I had a cast of characters and it was fun! My sister-in-law cooked like it was for a Bar Mitzvah. Minimum 20 different dishes all equally delicious and yes, she would make sure you tried everything! Their colorful grandfather Elliot with war stories that never happened, the notorious “Never Aging” Cousin Cele and their Orthodox cousins, Rabbi Shelly and Zelda Goldstein. Zelda is unique human being with a GREAT personality. She’s always deep in thought about a baby being born and helping out a new mother. In the middle of a conversation it was not unusual to hear Zelda come out with: “ I wonder if she had the baby?” She always knows someone who is about to give birth!

I want my children to know about reflection. Retaining memories to pass on to the next generation. My husband often speaks of his cousin Freyda whom he never met yet always repeats the family story that after meals when it was time to clean up….Freyda had to use the bathroom! There was always a Freyda at the table.

Now the phone calls are coming in. People who I’ve never broken bread with in my life are asking if they can come to my home and as a Jew you can’t say no. Nor do I want to say no. I want this Rosh Hoshana to be the best ever as I look forward to Yom Kippur. Don’t ask me why that’s my favorite High Holy Day. I have no idea but I do know that when my stomach is growling and I’m imagining bagels with lox throughout the day…I reflect and think of those who suffer with hunger pangs every day without knowing when their fast will be broken. I am blessed to be here another year.

It’s showtime! I wonder who will be Cousin Freyda at my table this year! Doheny Meat Kosher Meat Market…here I come! I wish all of you L’Shana Tovah!

…AND HOW WAS YOUR SUMMER?

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

…AND HOW WAS YOUR SUMMER?

AS MOST OF YOU KNOW, MOST OF MY SUMMER IN DENTISTS CHAIRS. AS I’M TYPING I’M PLAYING WITH THE STITCHES IN MY MOUTH…DIDN’T HAVE TIME TO GET THEM REMOVED IN NEW YORK BECAUSE I DECIDED IT WAS TIME FOR MY BREAK TO GO TO THE JERSEY SHORE.

WRONG! IT WAS TIME TO BREAK FOR THE BORDER! AFTER ONE DAY I’M EVACUATED FROM MY NJ HOTEL ONLY TO BE GREETED BY HURRICANE IRENE IN NYC!

EAST COASTERS ARE TOUGH BUT IT’S HARD TO BE TOUGH WHEN YOU ARE EMPTYING PAILS OF WATER FROM YOUR LIVING ROOM! ALL OF MY LA FRIENDS ARE TELLING ME “IT WAS ONLY A TROPICAL STORM!” REALLY? I NEVER HAD WATER FAUCETS IN MY CEILING!

IT STARTED WITH THE WARNINGS ON THE NEWS AND OF COURSE, NEW YORKERS STARTED WITH THEIR “HURRICANE PARTIES.”

I CALLED MY HUSBAND WHILE I WAS FLASHLIGHT SHOPPING AND TOLD HIM TO GET FOOD. HE REPLIED: “I ORDERED CHINESE.” THAT WAS NOT GOING TO CUT IT! I WAS COOKING LIKE IT WAS PESACH! I WAS NOT GOING TO RUN OUT OF FOOD, CANDLES, BATTERIES OR CAT FOOD!

HURRICANE IRENE HIT LIKE A PINT OF TEQUILA! MY HAIR GOT WET IN THE HOUSE AND THAT NEVER MAKES ME HAPPY! FRIENDS WERE CALLING IN FROM LA…. JUST TO TALK! I’M TRYING TO EXPLAIN THAT I WANT TO SAVE MY BATTERY POWER IN MY CELL PHONES.

WE NEVER LOST POWER BUT I DEFINITELY FELT THAT THERE IS A HIGHER POWER. WHEN YOU WATCH THE NEWS AND SEE YOUR OWN FAMILY ON A BOAT…YOU BELIEVE! MY COUSINS WERE BEING EVACUATED IN PATERSON, NJ ON EYEWITNESS NEWS AND THAT WAS AWFUL! I THINK THAT NONE OF US BELIEVED THAT IT WAS REALLY GOING TO BE THAT BAD BUT IT WAS AND I LIVED TO SEE IT AND NEVER EVER WANT TO SEE IT, AGAIN!

ODDLY ENOUGH, I CAME BACK TO LA MUCH THINNER AFTER RUNNING UP AND DOWN 3 FLIGHTS OF STAIRS IN MY NY APARTMENT AND TRUE TO FORM, MY LOS ANGELES UPSTAIRS INSOMNIAC NEIGHBOR WAS LOUDER THAN THE STORM!

SHE IS STILL AT IT! WHAT CAN SHE BE DOING AT 4:30 AM? AS I HEAR THE DRAWERS SLAM AND THE HEELS CLICK I REALIZE I AM BACK IN LOS ANGELES…THE REAL CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS…AT LEAST DOESN’T LET ME SLEEP!

JERRY LEWIS NEVER SAW THIS COMING! AND I DON’T MEAN HIS MDA DEPARTURE, I MEAN NEW YORK IN A HURRICANE! TO ALL MY VJ FANS, THANK YOU FOR YOUR LETTERS…I’M OKAY AND WILL HAVE A LOT MORE TO SAY AS THE SCHOOL YEAR BEGINS. NOTHING IS MORE FUN THAN A PTA MEETING AND WITH THAT I THANK YOU FOR STAYING TUNED TO SUNDALIVE! NEVER A DULL MOMENT!

New York! It never fails to surprise me!

Friday, August 19th, 2011

I HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO WRITE A WORD SINCE I’VE ARRIVED. FIRST, I WENT TO A FAMILY PARTY AND HAD A BLAST. ONE OF MY LITTLE COUSINS WANTED A SLEEPOVER AND THERE’S ALWAYS ROOM FOR ONE MORE, RIGHT?

WRONG! MY NIECE CAME TO ME RIGHT AFTER SHE GOT OFF HER CAMP TRIP AND OF COURSE, MY KIDS WANTED HER FOR A SLEEPOVER AND HEY, THERE’S ALWAYS ROOM FOR ONE MORE, RIGHT?

WRONG! AN EMERGENCY MEDICAL SITUATION ARISES AND I HAVE TWO GIRLS WITH ME WHILE THE FAMILY TENDS TO THE SITUATION. ONE, STILL IN DIAPERS. I THINK IT’S NOT A BIG DEAL UNTIL THE NOISE LEVEL HITS AN ALL TIME HIGH! IT WAS LIKE HAVING MY NOISY UPSTAIRS NEIGHBOR FROM LOS ANGELES LIVING WITH ME!

REALITY HITS: I HAVE A TOTAL OF 6 GIRLS IN MY HOUSE AT THE SAME TIME. PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE IN NEW YORK CITY!

NEEDLESS TO SAY I HAVE NEW RESPECT FOR THE ORTHODOX WOMEN WHO HAVE SO MANY BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN. THEY SHOULD HAVE A HOLIDAY JUST FOR THEM!

THE NEXT MORNING I HAD A MEETING WITH GORDON BALKCOM, A GREAT PUBLICIST I WORK WITH WHEN I’M ON THE EAST COAST.

THE FUN BEGAN: ONE BY ONE THEY RYTHMICALLY CAME DOWNSTAIRS: “EGG WHITES!” ‘PANCAKES!” “CROISSANT WITH BUTTER!” “BOILED EGGS!” IT WAS AS IF I JUST OPENED A BREAKFAST JOINT. GORDON WAS TRYING TO FINISH JUST ONE CONVERSATION WITH ME WHEN ONE GIRL HOWLED” “THERE’S YELLOW IN MY EGG WHITES!” NEEDLESS TO SAY, IT WAS A SHORT MEETING,

THERE IS A LESSON TO BE LEARNED:
DON’T UNDERESTIMATE THE “OCCUPATION” OF A HOUSEWIFE. I’D RATHER BE WORKING THAN CLEANING TWO BATHROOMS AFTER “SPA NIGHT” WHERE THERE IS AVOCADO CLOGGING MY JACUZZI AND MY TOILET IS BACKED UP WITH CUCUMBER SLICES. AFTER PLUNGING AND CLEANING AND SCRUBBING I REALIZE THE CATS HAVEN’T EATEN! I HAVEN’T EATEN! THE KIDS ARE READY FOR LUNCH AND I HAVEN’T DONE THE SHOPPING YET!

IT’S BEEN QUITE A SUMMER IN THE CITY! I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE ALL MY FANS AT THE LAUGH FACTORY IN HOLLYWOOD AND LOOKING FORWARD TO THE THIRD SEASON OF “JAMES AND SUNDA.”
TO ALL MY VIRTUAL JERUSALEM FANS: GIVE A MOM A BREAK…WHENEVER YOU CAN! SOMETIMES EVEN VALIUM CAN’T GET YOU THROUGH THE DAY WITH A HOUSE FULL OF KIDS!

THE SAD PART IS THAT I’M GOING MISS MY GIRLS WHEN THEY GO BACK TO SCHOOL.  WHO’S GOING TO ENTERTAIN ME? I GUESS THAT’S MY JOB, SO I’LL BE BACK TO ENTERTAIN ALL OF MY FANS AND LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING OLD FRIENDS!

“OY’NOLD”

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

I will never look at my housekeeper the same way, again! Our own former governor will change the way women hire help. I will hire a woman who is drop dead gorgeous because obviously “attractive” is no longer “IN” these days! Between Arnold’s “Homely Housekeeper” and Charlie Sheen’s pimple squeezing “ODDesses” I have no idea what has happened to movie stars and what they are thinking of when they decide to bed trash.

Beauty has nothing to do with this scandal. Clearly the former Governor of California has been on too many steroids. This gives a whole new meaning to the game “Old Maid!” We all saw “it” coming with this marriage only we didn’t know “it” would look like “Cousin IT!” We wondered what beautiful Maria saw in him anyway! It couldn’t be the secret Swastika tattoo hidden in that “special place.” I mean the Austrian accent can’t be a turn on unless you’re Eva Braun, right?

Being a HUGE fan of Maria Shriver it baffled me when she married him. He always made me queasy with the baby oil and bulging muscles but…that’s how you make it in show business and obviously Republican politics!

Here’s my question: How lazy could he have been that he didn’t want to leave the house and what in the hell was he attracted to anyway? The way she folded the sheets? Maria is Catholic…she knows now that the nuns in school were right all along! “Don’t sit at a dinner table with a white tablecloth or the man will think of “sheets” You know what comes with sheets…. THE HOUSEKEEPER!

I’m done. My heart goes out for all of his children and of course, I feel for his wife but she’ll survive…she’s a Kennedy which means she can withstand more pain than a root canal without Novocain but there is more to this story and we will find out. Stay tuned as the Filipino seamstress, the Russian cook and the Poolboy/Dogwalker come out with their stories! Hey…don’t judge me! I say: Never say never! As Arnold says: “I’ll be back” and I will be back only if you stay tuned to the World of Sunda…and watch that new Swedish and Black Nanny Au Pair you hired. You never knows what goes down in the Laundry Room! LOL! To the SVENSKAS! Enjoy your life everyone…every day is a miracle.

Rest…in Pieces!

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Osama Bin Laden and my mother in law will inevitably meet in the same place once they “cross over!” She’ll sue him and he’ll go into hiding…. again! JOKE!

Based on my act, I was sued by my mother in law for “defamation” but won. People say, “It was dismissed, why do you think YOU won?”

Because… she’s dead.

I’m begging my in-laws to get their OWN spotlight so I can go on with my life! Cyber Stalkers! Disturbing, vicious e-mails continue, clearly sent from them.

Most disturbing is the greed.

While sitting Shiva we receive a call from one of Ruth’s brokers informing us that someone impersonating “Ruth Zafrin” requested a transfer of funds to her checking account! The number was traced to a “914” area code. Brooklyn is still 718…it’s not Westchester! They couldn’t wait for her head to be cold before they started in on her money!

My BROTHER in law, married to my husband’s sister is persona non grata in my life yet he and his wife convinced an 80-year-old grandmother to sue her grandchildren’s mother over…. JOKES containing the “racist” names Hadassah and Goldie! This frivolous lawsuit and family influence was obviously very stressful on my mother in law.

Ruth Zafrin was found dead in her apartment alone on March 29, 2011.

Not a teary eye at the funeral with the exception of my oldest nieces and their mother, aka: “Plaintiff”. I feel genuinely bad for her as she must live with the guilt of knowing she influenced and convinced Ruth to join the lawsuit as she and her husband didn’t have a chance of winning without Ruth’s testimony. G-d only knows what anguish Ruth went through. Forced to hurt her two beautiful granddaughters. Once the case was lost, she wasn’t needed anymore and sadly, died alone.

Informed at the funeral that my husband’s brother’s wife spoke ill of my little ones to her daughter (of the same age) was sickening. “Stay away from those girls because they are “evil!” perpetuated the unreasonable hatred of this “family” to the next generation.

Mazel Tov to the Zafrin family! Mission accomplished: Ruth’s dead and….YOU get the money that my husband worked for with his father for 20 years! There is blood on someone’s hands and it’s not mine…I just hold a microphone and I’m ready to REALLY tell it like it is. Never again will my kids be exposed to this toxic family of “Chazerai!” They will never see them again and THAT’S the real win! Stay tuned…This column is going to become a movie! To my fans that sent condolences and donations to Gilda’s Club of Northern NJ, Ruth would have thanked you…had she lived.

and Where was Sunda on Thanksgiving?

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Well, I wasn’t doing what I was supposed to be doing but I did do something good! Thanks to, Jamie Masada owner of the Laugh Factory I served meals and did a show for the homeless. Once again I’m standing next to Brad Garrett, Arsenio Hall and Dane Cook and you should have seen the people’s faces brighten up when served by these guys…me, not so much…not with my kids shouting orders for their “friends” as they call them. More turkey! More dressing! More SALT! Salt? If we were in NYC Mayor Bloomberg would close us down! My kids ran and gave food, lemonade and water to the homeless. A beautiful feeling to do this with your kids! Taking your precious time and sharing it!

I decided that this year, instead of cooking, I would do something… “Different” and went to Disneyland for Thanksgiving! OMG! I felt like I was in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade…. in NEW YORK! I was freezing like… nose running and you have no idea freezing!

Tovah’s one mouse ear went down from the wind and never came back up, again! I wanted to show my kids how great they were and reward them for great school behavior reports…instead, they looked like they were frozen in time but don’t think that stops a kid!! It’s about 34 degrees so they feel it’s a great time to get wet at Splash Mountain!

It’s only 7 o’clock but I’ve fed and told jokes to close to 300 people, and of course, had to keep my eye on my kids while they were helping the homeless. Note that I forgot to mention that they were very sensitive over people’s blankets…especially my youngest who will never forgive me telling the world that she still keeps hers “very close by” and so she was very understanding when people didn’t want to put their blankets down and offered to carry them and give them to ME because “MAMA will keep them safe.” OY!

It’s time to be thankful…Be grateful for the arguments you have had with family members, it means you have family. Be grateful for all the text messages that came in saying “Happy Thanksgiving” because someone was indeed thinking of you, even if it was a mass e-mail…you WERE included. Be thankful to be alive, have a roof over your head and never worry about where your blanket is.

Looking at the homeless through your Lexus windows is not the same as seeing that cold, tired hand reaching for a roll, devouring it and being grateful. It’s the Hollywood Homeless! It’s not a reality show, it’s the real deal and in our faces and lots of old people are suffering so dare to do something different! Visit, volunteer, buy a kid a toy but do SOMETHING for someone in need! Speaking of need…I need a favor….Don’t let me hear “It’s a Small World” for another year!

Monday, November 8th, 2010

AND THE BIRTHDAY GIRL IS…. TOVAH!

“Could time possibly have flown by so quickly?” That’s what people say to me when I tell them that “Little Tovah” is 8 today. I don’t know how to correct them when they say that statement because it didn’t fly by THAT quickly!

All mothers give me advice: “Enjoy them now as they will be out of your life forever, sooner than you think!” I guess they think that’s great advice but time isn’t flying by so quickly.

Tovah was born the year after her sister, Aviva. I don’t really remember life before having them. That could be directly related to the 80’s but I also don’t remember this “flying time” syndrome! Again, this too could be directly related to the 80’s but who remembers?

This I remember: Time hasn’t flown since the birth of Aviva! It’s been “hard labor” since she opened her eyes! Of course, Tovah came shortly thereafter and although I wanted to “feel” guilty over having them so closely…the pain of the C-Sections wouldn’t allow the guilt to have a chance to hit me!

People think it’s easy to entertain two girls 18 months apart but these little broads put me on the spot! We’re in the nail salon when Tovah starts quoting “pick a color!” from my act. Often uncomfortable yet ALWAYS hysterical my girls make me crack up and so I’m sorry, I can’t agree with the “time flying by so quickly” speech!

I’m told they need more playdates…. they play with each other and some friends from school but this playdate situation has escalated to a proportion I never knew could exist! Who has time for playdates every week after school? Maybe some Mommy and Me time would satisfy a kid’s yearning i.e. “jonesing” for a playdate!

Here are some playdate horror stories: My husband picks up my daughter and she and her “playdate” is stuck in a tree and the nanny if too short to get them and the mom is on computer.

My daughter gets locked out of a house in Beverly Hills because the 18- month old brother of the “playdate” did it by “accident. My other daughter is at ANOTHER playdate at the same time and has fallen over a speaker wire and the point of the speaker gives her a huge bump on the head.

What Black/Jewish neurotic mother has had these experiences and feels comfortable with the concept of ‘PLAYDATE?”

The moms tell me to relax and enjoy myself while my kids are in TWO separate places! If I have a playdate at my apartment (and I do, often!) I try to get a bunch of girls and their sisters together to do things other than look at the computer!

We make jewelry, do fashion shows, dance steps, etc. It is time consuming but must be done and I have to do it! And if I don’t, …time will fly!

Mazel Tov to Tovah! Happy Birthday my love, and time doesn’t fly…it just doesn’t wait! So don’t wait! Come see a show at the Laugh Factory before I go on tour with the Raging Jews of Comedy…always fun!