Tuesday, January 23, 2007

LO the shadchan?


Last month LO seemed to be searching for a husband of her own. However, it seems that lately she has taken it upon herself to search for a husband for me. Oh yeah, I know you think this sounds cute but really how does it look when your 8-year old is trying to find you a husband? Yep, you're right. It's PATHETHIC. (But then again, I'll take LO's matchmaking over JDate nightmares anyday!)

Her first attempt at playing shadchan was her suggestion that our Rabbi would be a great husband for me. Yep - she aims high - she went straight for the Rabbi. I had to explain that there was just one problem with this suggestion...he's married.

She didn't let her first failed attempt at a shidduch deter her from trying again. She spends much of her time at shul looking around and pointing out men who she thinks would be great husbands for me. She doesn't factor into the equation that most of the men she points out are either (1) married, (2) over the age of 70, or (3) all of the above.

I think she has now given up on trying to gain my approval. At shul the other day she ran up to a very good friend of mine and motioned to him to bend down so she could tell him something. He laughed and had a huge grin on his face.

Want to know what she whispered in his ear?

"Marry my Mom."

Do you think he'll take her advice?

10 comments:

Ayelet said...

Let's just hope she doesn't try this on someone who thinks you sent her!

Bice said...

This is what they call a direct sell. She's a closer that LO.

Jack's Shack said...

Marrying an older guy worked for Anna Nicole Smith. Ok, maybe not. ;)

RaggedyMom said...

Your daughter has got so much personality! I'm glad you're enjoying her, even when it gets a little embarassing!

Jessica said...

Wow...she is a direct one, isn't she??

Ro said...

That is so cute and funny! I read somewhere that kids have a natural uh gift for these things. "shrugs"

Your blog is great by the way.

Wandering Jew said...

I just think that's incredibly charming . . .

orieyenta said...

Ayelet - that gives me an idea...next time I see someone I like, I'll just send her over! Nothing like using your kid to pick up men at shul.

Bice - ooo do you think she'll close the deal?

Jack - if only you were older than me ;)

RM - I got over being embarassed by her a long time ago. Now I just shake my head and giggle.

Jessica - she sure is. Maybe you can borrow her too!

Ro - a gift? Is that what they call it? I'm glad you're enjoying my blog.

WJ - It would be more charming if it actually worked. :)

Bice said...

Just a quick note to let you know that due to changes off-line I am not going to have the time to blog like I used to and Mi.Minutia has gone on hiatus. I just wanted to stop by with a personal goodbye (beyond the one I just posted at MiMinutia). I enjoyed getting to know you and reading your site. Thanks for reading mine. Maybe, if and when things ease up off-line, I'll see you again someday. Until then...

Baleboosteh said...

She is on a mission isn't she!!