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

Sometimes when we're at home, I try to pretend there's someone watching. I'm always so much more patient, engaged, kind, when I know that someone is watching us. I wish I were more like that all the time. Instead of being short-tempered, tired, grumpy, the way that I get sometimes.
Then I think ahead, like you did here, and realize it won't be this way forever. And that someday I'll look back on the chaos that is this point in our lives and marvel at how we did it all.

I want to wear a bright and shiny motherhood cloak - maybe a cape! - too. :-)


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

You've hit the nail on the head, Omaha--it's "easier" when you know people are watching--not that that changes everything, but you are always aware of the scrutiny. What helps me through trying times is knowing I"ll look back and miss it all--every bit of it.