Professor Mom

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



beck's picture beck

My kids go back a week from today. I am trying not to think about it. They asked me, mournfully, if I could maybe homeschool them this year, which I think means that they had a good summer.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Oh, that would break my heart--they *must* have had a fabulous summer. I've heard from a number of parent friends that their kids had particularly hard times going back to school this year.

Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

The beginning of an end, that gets me all teary too. Having a school ager fills me with excitement and dread all at the same time. Since I teach at a high school, it's those thoughts of...some day I will have a TEENAGER! But I TRY not to get ahead of myself. Try.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I try and block the thought of having teenagers as kids out of my mind, too. I'm just not mentally prepared for THAT. But I imagine that once you get there, you'll be prepared, right--we have no choice!

Slouching_Mom's picture Slouching_Mom

It doesn't seem to get any easier as they get older.

This year is my ten-year-old's last as an elementary school student. It's also the only year my two boys will ever be in the same school at the same time.

It's overwhelming.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Yes, those firsts and lasts--I think they will be here with us for the rest of our lives.