Sunday, May 5, 2013


Mosquito season has officially begun here in Jerusalem and this year for some reason, Raphaela became tastier than me.  Her legs have been so bitten that it looks physically painful, and the only consolation are the fun band-aids she gets to choose and put on herself.  I will try every possible solution - chemical, natural or otherwise - to keep the buggers away from us, as we both suffer from sensitive skin.

Last night after her bath I rubbed soothing aloe vera onto the affected areas, and Raphaela looked at me, genuinely intrigued and asked, "Mommy, why are you fixing me?"

"Because I love you!"