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

It sounds like an amazing program. Did you cry?! I always cry at end-of-year programs. In fact, I think I need some sort of intervention. All kinds of things have me tearing up when they involve kids. It is always just so beautiful - their smiles, their innocence, the atmosphere. I wish there was some way to contain that into the puberty years...but I've heard over and over that kids have to go through that experience (the lens cracking and slipping, as you put it) so that they will leave our households. That it's a way to have them grow up into young adults, otherwise we would never separate! Which sometimes doesn't sound so bad to me!

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I'm an emotional mess at end-of-year things, too. I didn't cry, but I felt so moved, on so many levels. For us, too, we spend so much time arm-deep in worry/stress/trying to figure out how to help L. get through the year that sometimes we need an end-of-year ceremony like that one so I can step back, get some perspective, and see how much my daughter has grown and flourished.

chrissygreenny's picture chrissygreenny

the y princess program sounds great. is it like scouts but father/daughter?

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

It is, Christine--it's for 1st graders and 2nd graders. There's a Y-Guides program that's for sons and fathers. I wonder why there's no companion program for sons & moms, though.