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

You've had so many big choices to make recently!! I hope you've got some time OFF planned this summer because you have certainly earned it.

At least you can rest in the knowledge that your T will bloom wherever you plant her and it sounds like you've chosen just the place. She's a lucky girl to have two such caring parents.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I hope all goes well for her with the transition--we haven't told her yet, but we will soon. I need some advice on whether to tell her before school is out, so she can mentally prepare for the transition, say good-byes, etc. (what I think is best), or to wait until after school is out for the summer. If we wait that long, though, she won't get to visit her new school.

Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

Knowing your soft-hearted girl (who I think is much like my B) the good-byes will be hard, but necessary. A "I didn't get to say goodbye!" to everything from friends to the the teachers to the grass in the front lawn would be a regret that she would probably hold on to. At least that's what my own sentimental daughter is like...I think what you think is best is probably spot on. And going to be tough.

She'll do great though, you can make it sound like she's won a prize. That the school she's going to is an OPPORTUNITY. She'll hop on board. The great thing is how resilient kids are, I've seen that with our big move this year.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

You're so right--she would feel very sad if she didn't get to say her good-byes. I think there are enough positives with this new school that she'll be excited. Her BFF from around the corner--the girl who broke T.'s heart by moving to another school this year--will be at this new school!