Talks with Tom #31

Tom hasn’t seen George for two weeks now. There is so much change that occurs in a 3 month old. I try to update him about all the little changes while we are apart.

This was a conversation last night.

Me-He is getting really good at talking. He will go back and forth with you.

Tom-Does he say words?

Me-No he doesn’t say words. He gurgles. (and I made the noise George does.)

Tom-What kind of teacher are you if you can’t teach a 3 month old words. And you call yourself an academic advisor.

Me- I know I have failed him, but in my defense my students should already know words by the time I get them.

Tom- Just saying, no child left behind.

Grr…he knows that NCLB is a big thorn for me and a huge reason why I left teaching in the traditional sense.

This weekend he can have a crack at it and teach him all the words.


Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mom’s out there!

I have a great Mom, just the best you could ask for.

I also had a step-mom from the time I was 5, who provided additional love along the way.

These two women were instrumental in making me the woman I am today. I learned a lot from each of them.

Mother's Day

The picture on the left is my mom and I sometime during college. The picture on the right is my step-mom and I when I was 5 or 6.

I could go on and on about the memories and the lesson learned, but I would assume they are somewhat similar to most things that mom’s teach everyone.

So thanks Mom and Risa for all the you did/do to put up with us growing up and supporting us along the way.

Happy Day to all the mothers and women who are influences in our lives whether by blood or by choice!