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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JohnROSS's picture JohnROSS

Well, I'm glad you found the 80% figure to be false. That would be a totally alarming number.

It is true that we have to grab our moments when we can, where we can. And of course, the more stressful, or just plain scary times are, the harder you have to hold on.

Thanks for another fine post.


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Scott and I were both shocked when we heard that statistic. I just HAD to get to the bottom of it...I wish Parenthood had added to the myth about it.


Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

What a great post. I agree with you totally. If J and I manage to go to parent-teacher conferences together without the kids, it's a date. Meetings like the one you described. Opening a new bank acct together while the kids are at school. A little time together, alone, is worth just as much, I think, as a big night out together.


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Your comment made me smile, Omaha! Sometimes spending time together in small, ordinary ways can be wonderful!


the_tars's picture the_tars

Josh and I had an impromptu lunch date on Friday and it was so nice! We are both undergrads, but our life is NOTHING like the typical life of an undergrad. Between his full time job, both of our full course loads, my volunteer responsibilities, all of BubTar's activities, and the amount of attention and energy KayTar requires we're lucky to get those stolen moments!


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

That's what makes those stolen moments so memorable, isn't it? We rarely get them!

These undergrads were in a different category from you and Josh--definitely young kids, living in the moment--they reminded us of ourselves, many, many, many years ago!