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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Hetha's picture Hetha

Your memories of visiting your parents at work remind me of my childhood memories of going to college with my dad. He was in the navy when I was born, but by the time I was 5 he was a college student on a very small campus where I was always welcomed. Thanks for stirring those memories back up for me. I wonder if Liam will become a teacher?


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I'm glad I spurred on some wonderful childhood memories for you!  There is something magical about a parents' workplace--it doesn't matter what they do, a child is always in awe of it.


r_adrian's picture r_adrian

Nice to think back on childhood and remember how many things which seem fairly mundane now were full of wonder and interest at that age. A farm diorama with lights that go on when you press buttons! And tiny farm people with tiny tools! Simply magical!


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I know--I miss that perspective on the world. But that's the great thing about having kids--we get the chance to see magic again through their eyes.


gillie's picture gillie

I loved going to work with my mom as a child. She worked in various offices growing up, but the place I remember best was when she worked in the office that was part of the AT & T Bell phone store. I would get to "help" remove the old phone number tags behind the plastic number plate of each old phone that was returned to the store for a newer model. I knew the name of every product line they had. I think the Mickey Mouse phones were the most fun. Mickey's hand was the hang-up receiver and his arm went up or down depending on if the phone was hung up or not. Even though I was not a Mickey Mouse fan per se, how I longed to bring one of those phones home with me! (But alas, it was not meant to be.) I even got to stand on the picketlines during the strike and the breakup of Ma Bell into bite sized chunks.


I can only imagine how magical it was to go to your parents' classes as a child. How wonderful that you're able to give that same gift to your children!


Amie


http://www.amiegillingham.com