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

I hope we'll get a lake report next week, I'll be interested to hear what your kids think. :-) Family reunions can be exhausting, no matter how fun they sound in theory. I hope that with the tools you've armed yourself with that you'll be able to squeeze in a little R&R. Have fun!


mouse's picture mouse

I have similar thoughts about lakes, though I also don't like beaches that are frequented by jellyfish.

Scooter has been fixated on going to a beach this summer, and I'm not exactly sure how I'm going to make that happen, but it does sound good to me.


JohnROSS's picture JohnROSS

When I was a child I was afraid of a lot of things. A Lot. One of those was things in the water I couldn't see. At our local small Kansas lake there was a tower out a litte ways into the lake from the beach. That is where the cool kids, the Big kids, hung out. It was the place to be. It was old and steel and rusty, about ten or twelve feet tall from the surface of the water. I was probably ten by time I could swim out that far. Once I got out to it I would stay on top for hours. My Mom thought I loved it up there. I was just afraid of what might be under it, waiting to drag me down to the murky depths.

I still prefer clear water, like pools. Pools are good. Except there are always too many people there. You know, the cool kids.


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I hear you on the family reunion thing, Omaha--I am practicing lots of meditation/deep breathing strategies ahead of time...And oh yes, you'll get a lake report or two!

Mouse--wouldn't a trip to NC to visit us be the perfect way to fulfill Scooter's desire to go to the beach? :)

I think you've hit the nail on the head, John--I don't like NOT knowing what's under me in the water. At the beach I love to snorkel and see everything below. But I"m not ever sure I want to see what's lying below in a lake.