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ERICA MEYER RAUZIN
SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH NEWS
June is a month of graduations,
from kindergarten, from junior
high and high school, from col-
lege and grad school. But those
graduations are for kids. Once
you're past 20-something, you
don't get to graduate.
There are transitions we mark
formally, such as birthdays and
bar and bat mitzvahs, but the lit-
tle transitions pass without a
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volved. Our recently bat mitzvh
oldest daughter just underwent
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one transition she would have
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been happy to celebrate for the
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world to see, if the world had any
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interest in looking. After years of K
pleading, begging, wheedling and
nagging (all of which got the an-
swer, "wait until your bat mitz-
vah), we finally allowed her to get
her ears pierced.
I suppose the completion of the
Golden Gate Bridge generated
some excitement, but nothing
compared to this. Together, we
trooped to the doctor's office, she
submitted to the actual piercing
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as bravely as any ancient
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tribesman ever underwent a
maturation ceremony involving
lion claws and alligator teeth (and
this is a child who never had a
stoic moment), and we've lived in
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jewelry stores since. A gradua-
made under the watchful eye of
tion ceremony could barely
compare to the pomp and cir-
perfectionists. We proudly
cumstance of selecting that first
fashion unique furnishings of the highest
pair of gold studs.
My five-year-old just under-
quality. To those who appreciate the
We are proud of the artful cleaning and the fine
went a transition, also, but I'm
best, to those who can accept no less.
finish our pressing gives your clothes. But
not sure he was even aware of it.
nothing ruins our work like hanging on a hang-
He became suddenly, in an adult
way, rational. More rational than
er in a crowded closet. So we stuff each gar-
me. It didn't last long, but for one
ment with tissue paper to help keep the fine
new shining moment, he started
pressed finish.We stuff the sleeves, body and
to express reason and temper-
collar with tissue paper so that the garment will
ance instead of impulse and tern-
per. It happened like this:
be ready to go when you are.
It was bedtime. As far as I was
concerned, bath-taking, snack-
eating, juice-drinking, tooth-
One of the many reasons why knowledgeable
brushing, and story-reading were
all completed. I wanted the kids
asleep. He wanted a drink. I kept
"MY Cleaners is my cleaners."
saying, "no," as we moms some-
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times do when we get stuck on
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a path. He kept asking. I was get-
ting frustrated. Then the phone/
rang, and while I answered it, he \
went to the kitchen and got his
drink. I hung up and found him
sliding back into bed.
I came into his room and sat
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"There, Mom," he smiled, pat-
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ting me on the arm, "that didn't
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take so long did it?"
One of us graduated at that
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