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Akron Univ. School of Law

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Friday, April 15, 2005

Faculty Member/Parent

Dscn6357_1 The Chronicle of Higher Education has a wonderful article entitled, "It'a An Illusion" by Simone Schweber about balancing work and family that hit a little close to home for me.  I admit that I related to the scene in the elevator where the faculty member/mother momentarily tries to convince herself that even after her daughter has thrown up on her - super faculty member/mother can still teach class.  I have several times this semester taken Luke's temperature and briely thought --- 102+ degrees isn't that bad --- I am sure that he would sit through my class and keep quiet (keep in mind - my son is just two years old and rather active even when sick) while I lecture on organ transplant  regulations or some other quite interesting topic.  It is nice to know that I am not the only parent who has engaged in such truly wild fantasies.

Thanks to Professor Verna Williams for the site. [bm]

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/healthlawprof_blog/2005/04/new_families.html

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