The Dearly Beloved and I were discussing the topic "What do we miss that we left in the States?"
A thread on the Tachlis chat list had precipitated this discussion, as future olim asked the advice of seasoned veterans about what they should bring to Israel, and what they should leave behind. Now, at the end of our first full year, we decided to explore the question.
We don't mind being normal upon occasion; and we have heard that people do regret stuff that stayed behind. So I asked again, out loud, "Okay, so what should we have brought that we didn't bring?"
The Stunt Man, who had been busy "Facebooking" at the laptop nearby, answered, "Dovid."
We parents broke into laughter. The Stunt Man won the prize for suggesting the only thing that belonged to us that we truly missed: his dear brother, the Yeshiva Bochur, who has stayed behind to finish school.