Ever since we had kids, I’ve started to really love the idea of coming back home. Maybe it’s to see my parents, and hope that one day my own kids will feel a similar filial pull. Maybe it’s the idea of multiple generations of Roths coming together. Nah — it’s actually because my parents love taking care of my kids. Especially the waking-up-early-with-them-so-I-don’t-have-to part.
Last year, Jeremy Moses and I met up with Jon Friedman, the host of the Rejection Show and (at the time) a writer on Jimmy Fallon, where we asked him to share a story about growing up Jewish. He told about his first time back home, visiting his parents…and how nothing would be the same again.