April 15, 2005
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]
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