Professor Mom

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



mouse's picture mouse

I'm hoping to carve out some time like that for myself this summer, but it's requiring daycare and camps and the like. In two summers, I should be at a point where I can slow down again and change things up.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

It's amazing how elusive time like that can be, isn't it? I hope you can carve out some for yourself, mouse.

Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

And some day, we will be swimming those laps again, taking those quiet moments for ourselves. It's hard to imagine, but there will be good things that will come with missing our grown children. Some days I honestly can see the good in that. It helps me to enjoy the present, when I am less independent and more accompanied by two small people. That some day I won't be and there is good to find in both! :-)

My official summer starts tomorrow. Watching two kids (along with my own) three days a week while their mom is at work. We will be doing a lot of running around to summer activities, but also am planning some summer science. I'm doing some planning today, anticipating the experiences that we may have in the weeks ahead.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

It sounds like a great start to the summer, Omaha. Yes, I know--I remind myself all the time about that day, not too far off, I'm afraid, when there will be plenty of time for lap-swimming and empty hours of the day to fill. A good dose of perspective helps with those frustrating moments when we want all that ASAP!