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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mouse's picture mouse

I've been trying to find a workable balance with Scooter. I sometimes can't tell if he is aware that he's just pretending or if he completely believes what he's saying. He'll be making noise as one of his Lego characters, and when we say, "Enough," he'll insist that it wasn't him. I don't want to quash his imagination or desire to invent new things, but I also want him to recognize reality enough to take responsibility when needed.


JohnROSS's picture JohnROSS

Once again, with a certain elegance and heart, you've done what I only wish I could do.

I'll put it in my pile of inspirations to keep trying, or practicing, as it were.


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I know what you mean, Mouse. I know L. is very literal-minded, but at the same time he is pretty imaginative. It's been hard for him to bridge the gap between the two worlds, and to adjust his expectations when the two don't match.

John--Scott asked me what I wrote about for today and I said: "the toaster".


Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

What you write about here is exactly why I love the Toy Story movies. :-) I always imagined all of my toys were real and even apologized to my old brown bear just last week as he got packed in the box again. I think it's awesome that you let L spend the day trying to make the car fly. The time you spent with him that day was so valuable.


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Thanks, Omaha. And I'm encouraged that you recently apologized to your brown bear--that makes me feel better!