Professor Mom

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

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Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

Carpe diem. For sure. You are so right, we've got a lot of little boxes to fill this year. I've got all of these goals to make them count for 2012. Even if I don't believe for a minute that we know if/when this world will be through.

So does L have any opinions of where he may end up if the world does end? That's how I find peace with it myself and how I help my kids when they hear things like that. True or not, thoughts of a better world, another world, heaven...whatever, can help THE END not seem quite so scary. Maybe he could construct his idea of what that world may look like and you can all agree to meet him there. If his mind won't be changed, then maybe at least it can be made a much less scary reality for him. Just a thought.

I'm about to carpe diem right this minute and head to work. :-) Have a great day!


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Thanks, Omaha--you always have such clear insight to offer! L. has very particular views of what happens after death, and those ideas are not helpful for this--trust me! He's a very literal-minded kid, so it's hard for him to step outside the black and white of facts and imagine alternatives.


Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

Bummer!


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I know--we're trying, though!