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

Your FYI made me tear up. What a wonderful experience for your L. Wow.
So the whole showing your kids when you are scared thing? I try to hide that too. My B can be such a frantic worrier, I always figure I don't need to give her any of my adult worries to add to her own. I think it's good for kids to see other emotions from their parents and have honest conversations about them, but for some reason I think fear is one to protect them from. I'm not sure if that makes sense or not. I just know that I was a very, very fearful child and I want my kids to live more freely.
I'm glad your trip was safe. J an I are flying without the kids in a couple of weeks and that brings about a whole new rush of worries for me...I hope ours goes just as well as yours did.


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

It's tough--as you know L. has terrible anxiety, so we work really hard to keep things calm and stress-free. Of course he's completely unafraid of flying but shadows at night? Another story...!


mouse's picture mouse

On one of our last Southwest flights as a family (so many fewer now that the grandparents are so much closer), they let Scooter up front too. He was in heaven. And then the stewardess gave him the job of letting her know when the last of the baggage was loaded. He watched out that window so carefully!


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I love Southwest--and if I *have* to fly, I always try and fly Southwest!