Professor Mom

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



the_tars's picture the_tars

I think we want other people to confirm that it was as horrible as it seemed to us, and I've got to tell you, that is a true vacation horror story! Poor you guys!

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Thanks for the sympathy! I agree--we have a human need for empathy...

There were wonderful moments, it's just I might need to put some distance between myself and the trip to truly reflect on them...

Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

At least when you have the beautiful beach pictures in the photo album/scrapbook, it will appear that you took your kids on a wonderful beach vacation and then you'll all laugh about how it could've been a National Lampoon's movie! I hope everyone is feeling better by today and that the horrible memories of last week will get all fuzzy and nice where you can just think about the sunsets and dolphins.
Oh - and the purging thing? Sometimes it feels good just to say it outloud,, to get a little feedback. I do the same thing!

mouse's picture mouse

Ugh. At least there were a few good moments. Those are the ones you can remind the kids of.

(Oh, I pushed for 2 1/2 hours too. And still needed forceps... I was proud of myself for not mentioning any of this at the baby shower we attended, particularly to the showeree who is set on a natural, calm birth.)

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Wow, Mouse--I admire your tact and self-control! And there were wonderful little moments at the beach--I think you are right, Omaha--we will remember those.