Professor Mom

Chronicles the life of a mom, teacher, and writer trying to stay sane amid the chaos of daily life.



mouse's picture mouse

Three of us stuffed in the backseat of a station wagon, that much less room when the youngest was in her enormous carseat (which, in retrospect, was laughably unsafe). We took turns choosing the cassette tape that would play on the car stereo, though Dad had veto power. The stereo and air conditioning had been my parents' only extra requirements when they bought the car in 1983. We stopped every 2 or 3 hours to stretch our legs and kick a ball around. I spent a lot of our trips staring out the window or dozing.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Infant seats used to be so huge! Still, I don't remember my parents ever using one...