Introductions

Jackie Pick

The kids narrowed it down to each of their personal favorites.

Obsidian

Kuiper (as in Kuiper Belt, pronounced “KIE-Per”)

Astro

My kids are science nerds.

The entire family expressed their displeasure with my suggestions of Loki, Darth, and Ziggy, and even quicker to express their disdain over my suggestion of Matt Damon.

My husband suggested Angus. I was onboard. The kids, because they are nine and five, said it was bad because “Angus” sounds too much like “Anus”

They were protesting too much to hear me mutter all the things “Astro” sounds like.

They unfortunately did hear me sarcastically suggest, Richard Marx’s Balls, and were unable to stop laughing for half of the Seder that evening. Shame on me. My mouth is my own plague.

My kids, because they are my kids, drew up ballots. There were hanging chads and backroom deals and I’m fairly…

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