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

We've upped the number of sticker-worthy events in a day, largely inspired to expand the program by "Parenthood." And we really started to wish we had a support group here after another episode.

Scooter goes through phases where he naturally asks feeling questions--he was especially thorough when I was pregnant. Right now, he frequently asks Thumper what he did that day. Sometimes he'll extend the question to us. It means some actual conversation. The rest of the time, of course, is all-Lego all the time.


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I wish stickers would work for L....he's such a tricky kid to try and motivate. I think the image of Scooter asking THumper about his day is too sweet!


Lilianpw's picture Lilianpw

Well, I watched the episode, fast forwarding through some parts to save time. :-) I think the show's pretty good -- I hadn't watched any of it after I saw the pilot. So, how do you like it?

About your students... I've been pretty frustrated on some days about my teaching. I don't feel really confident about my ability to teach beginners or, to effectively teach language, for that matter. Sigh.


Lilianpw's picture Lilianpw

Hey, my friend, there was great timing in yours and Laura's (of Apartment 11D blog) posting. I just pointed that out to her in her comment section, giving her a link to your post.

Her youngest song has AS too. Here is her post about Parenthood.


Lilianpw's picture Lilianpw

I don't think the link worked, so here it is without html (I probably had the wrong html there):
http://www.apt11d.com/2010/10/television-and-reality.html


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Thanks! I'm off to class now but I will rush to check it out when I return..

I do like Parenthood. I wasn't sure last season, but I think I've decided I like it. Sometimes, when I am feeling vulnerable about parenting a child with AS I have issues with the show, but this isn't the show's fault per se.


Lilianpw's picture Lilianpw

Laura (11D) doesn't always write about her son(s), but I like it lots when she does (her blog is awesome overall, but I always like personal posts more than intellectual ones) -- she has been an "academic mama blogger" for many years now, you should check her out. (I love her archives too). Anyway, I talked about your post in her comments and she said she had your blog in her feed reader already. :-) Small (blogging) world.


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

It IS a small blogging world, I always marvel at that. I will certainly check her out!