Monday, January 19, 2009

"Help! Help! My Son the Doctor is Drowning!"

My high school principal, Rabbi E. Weldler z"l, was very (very.... VERY.....) fond of the joke about a Jewish mother who was at the seaside with her son who recently passed his medical exams. Within minutes of entering the ocean, he gets into great difficulty under huge waves.

The Jewish mother's pleas? 
"Help! Help! My Son the Doctor is Drowning!"

I know just how this mother felt.
As of last week, my daughter is a Registered 
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer.
Her name looks so pretty with all those fancy letters after it.
(C'mon...a little kvelling is an earned right after suffering through all those years of 'Jewish Mother's Guilt!')


ProfK said...

Mazel tov--to her and to you!

rickismom said...

You should have a lot of nachas! My step-daughter is studying nursing, and I feel the same!

Mikeinmidwood said...

I have heard of stereotyping others, but yourself, never.

Anonymous said...

A modern day Shifra/Pua!

Mrs. Lakewood Falling Down said...

mazal tov!!! Mothers should shep nachas as often as possible!! my favorite degrees that I have earned are M.R.S. and M.O.M.M.Y but I know that my parents shepped nachas when I got my masters after earning those previous prestigious "fancy letters." May our children continue to give us nachas!!

G6 said...

Mrs. LFD -
I'm proud to say, my daughter has previously earned both those degrees and I am in full agreement with you.
These "fancy letters" are merely the icing on the cake.

frumcollegegirl said...

congrats to you and daughter! how very exciting