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

Yup, it's a Big, Big thing.

My oldest, Amelia, is now twenty eight, married, Assistant Director at a Montessori, and still comes that lump in the throat.

Then there's Aaron, six, some similar but different issues as L., totally different from his big Sister - and there's that lump again, different yet the same.


mouse's picture mouse

At Scooter's class's music performance earlier this year, he just stood in the group, doing almost nothing. I know that he knew at least some of the songs since he had been singing them to us at home and in the car, but I guess the reality of performing in front of a huge crowd was very different.

We've had big changes here too, and the year has seemed both super long and amazingly quick as a result. Luckily, moving up to 2nd grade doesn't seem like as big of a step as entering kindergarten or moving into the numbered grades... but check back in with me in August!


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I know that lump won't ever go away, John--i am fully prepared for this!

This WAS a big year for your family, Mouse...I can see why it was fast and a slow one, too.


Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

As we wrap up our school year here, I am getting increasingly nostalgic. Knowing that there are some many "lasts". The good-byes are brutal, no matter how exciting the changes. And through all of it, my kids just keep growing and growing.

We found out we were pregnant with Mason the week that we moved to Omaha. Now here we are. He's four, Brenna's going to be seven, and we're off again. Hopefully we'll stay put a while longer this time. But I guess you just never know!


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

You never do know what life will bring, Omaha! I find that when we have major milestone markers--like a move, or a new school, or something big, it just serves to remind me how quickly time goes by...