From Stephanie Kanowitz:
I’m supposed to pick only one thing I’d like to break free from this Passover, but I’m struggling to edit down the list. Not that I have it bad by any stretch of the imagination, but in my dream world there would be:
* No whining by my 4-year-old.
* No temper tantrums involving the rag doll pose or the flinging back of the head onto hard surfaces by my 1-year-old.
* No questioning myself about whether I’m irreparably damaging my child by taking him to the mall while I shop instead of to a concert one time out of 1,000.
* No “Peppa Pig.” Absolutely no “Peppa Pig.”
From Sarah Chen:
I want to break free from begging my toddler to stop gargling his beverages. Milk, water, Shabbat kiddush grape juice . . . I wish he or I could just move on.
From Leora Leeder:
I want freedom from the “What Ifs” and the “Whys,” as in, “What if I had made different choices when I was younger?” and, “Why is my reality so far removed from the life I thought I would have, so different from all the plans I had made in my head?” I want to stop feeling like I need a time machine to correct mistakes, and I want to enjoy every minute of every day, fully in the present with my daughter, without the niggling voice of doubt from the past.
From Rachel Minkowsky:
I want to break free from using texting and Facebook as my mode of communication with the world. I’m married with two children and hold a full-time job, so the Time Formerly Known As Mine is pretty booked. But I need to figure out how to carve a few minutes out of my day to make phone calls. I miss my friends’ voices.
What’s your exodus this year? Let us know by either emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or tweeting @Kveller with #WhatsYourExodus.