May 26, 2005

My hat is off to those who work at home...

One of the joys of academic life is the freedom to schedule one's life, such as the time I spent this morning at my children's schools, shuttling between the party in my son's fourth-grade class and the end-of-year celebration at my daughter's middle school. So they're home this afternoon, releasing some energy by playing together in the room next to this one. They're chattering and playing together. That's wonderful!

And I can't concentrate worth a dime. It's part of the parents' curse, to pay attention to every sound around you.

So I officially and permanently extend my great admiration to those who are able to concentrate with children in the home. I can't do it. If you can, enjoy the skill, and would you be willing to write my next piece?

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Posted in Random comments on May 26, 2005 1:50 PM |