Professor Mom

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



Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

That is a beautiful crock pot! Congratulations. :0)
I like saying this too shall pass and will always remember what a good friend once told me, "Some day your home will be tidy and quiet. Trust me, it will." Her boys were grown and she said it in a bitter sweet tone that I will never forget (she's passed away since then and it's the one piece of advice from her that I cling to). Some day my home will be tidy and quiet, and for now, it is always quite the opposite!

tulipmom's picture tulipmom

Hooray! I'm so glad to hear the charts worked! They inspired me to dig out one of my abandoned charts.

Sounds like that crockpot was well worth the price. It's always cause for celebration when our boys eat something out of the ordinary.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Oh Omaha, that brought tears to my eyes. It all passes so quickly, doesn't it.

Yes tulipmom--it's a triumph that most parents just can't fathom when our boys eat. We've struggled so much, and I can't believe how thrilled and happy I get just to see him actually eat something healthy that I made.

I'm making stuffed peppers today--I know he won't touch those with a ten foot pole, so I'll whip him up an extra batch of plain noodles.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Oh and tulipmom--I don't know if T. is as hard to motivate as L. but we've had terrible success with charts over the years. Once in awhile they work, but only if the reward is big enough, and fits right into his current obsession at the time. I think we timed this one just right, but I bet we could try a chart in two weeks and it wouldn't work.


MacMaddy's picture MacMaddy

Ooo I've been round and round in circles trying to register and login and get back to the original page and.......

Anyway, congratulations to you and yours!

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Welcom MacMaddy! I know...I've heard from others that registration is a struggle...