“Yes, really.”

“You’re kidding.”

“Not kidding.”

“You’re serious?”

“Yes, I’m serious.”

“Yes!” Lesha was excited. Feter (Uncle) Chaim and Tante (Aunt) Judith weren’t really her relatives, of course, but they were close family friends and had 7 cute kids. She hadn’t seen them in two years, and now Mommy and Tatty said they were coming for Winter Break. Just a month away! She sat down, pulled out her latest book, and went back to reading. Her mother smiled and left the room.

Do I tell her now? No, not yet. Not until we’re certain. She went down to make dinner, leaving Lesha absorbed in whatever she was reading this time.