Mother #1: Call me a pig but when my son grows up I hope he'll move away. Go to university abroad or be a refusenik and sit in jail. I don't care. I don't want him in the army. He's all I've got.
Mother #2: I'm with you. Since my 7-year-old has been verbal I've been drilling into him that he's not to go into the army. Or if he does, he can sell candy to the other soldiers or play the piano as an entertainer. I don't care as long as it's not combat.
Conversation between two Israeli mothers