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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Trillian's parents have a bunch of their homemade ornaments and a few from Scooter too. It was so much fun to decorate the tree and talk about where they had come from.

Somehow it seems appropriate for your family to end up with a Clone Wars ornament. Somehow it reminds me a bit of how a bunch of the kindergarteners had Transformers and the like on their Thanksgiving vests.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

It was just a very surreal experience. Especially given that L. is a very peace-loving, humanitarian-promoting, non-meat-eating kid--but he's currently about all things to do with World Wars I and II (he loves history) so I think the placard just reflected what was in the forefront of his mind.

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I'm sure Scooter's placard would have read "Legos" or something from "Star Wars." Those are, after all, the things that give him a sense of peace and calm. Amazingly, I don't think they made any ornament-type objects this year. Which really surprises me since I've been shocked at how Christmas-specific so much else they're done has been.

Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

Although I'm sure you weren't laughing at the time, this story made me smile. I struggle with letting B be independent and a free spirit and not. Her wanting to wear the very festive jammies to pajama day at school and me wanting her to wear the HSM ones that I know would be more accepted by peers. We picked a happy medium. Me trying to get her to write a certain message on a card she's making and her wanting to do it herself. And on and on.
I know that voice you're speaking of too. I've got one of those.

I've been working on an ornament post over at my place too. I took the pictures at the end of last holiday season, always meaning to write that post. Thinking it would make a nice memory some day.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

L.'s fourth grade produced very little in the way of holiday decorations--a stark contrast to the bucket loads of decorations we have been receiving from T.'s kindergarten class!

Omaha--I hope you do that ornaments post--I love snooping at other people's trees and ornaments!