Professor Mom

Chronicles the life of a mom, teacher, and writer trying to stay sane amid the chaos of daily life.



Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

Ha! Hot dog day. Did you tell him that you would probably have to agree about the smell of hot dog day?! I'm not even a vegetarian and I can imagine that the smell of hot dogs floating in luke warm cafeteria water is not a happy smell. You should put in a suggestion that they bake bread or cinnamon rolls on hot dog day!

I will never forget the day I walked one of my students (a favorite, if I'm being honest...and a friend on the spectrum) up to Chess Club. I was so nervous that he had decided to join. It was a big HIGH SCHOOL and he was just one little guy. When I got there, I realized that he was among friends. A lot of guys similar to him and just there to play chess. I cried all the way back to my classroom. So proud and happy. I feel a little bit that way for L right now. I hope that it goes well!

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Oh, thank you so much Omaha--you made me teary. It is such a big milestone, and one so many take for granted with their kids. But for MY kid--this is huge beyond measure.