Lovely Mother-Son Story
Andy Murray - A Mama's Boy?

My Son The Teacher

UnknownAll the back-to-school promotions this year feel so different, because my son Paul is returning to the classroom as a teacher. He should have been working all of last week, but because he is teaching the fifth grade in New Orleans, his school was closed due to the hurricane.

Paul evacuated with some fellow teachers, but yesterday was his first day back with the kids. (Returning to his apartment was a bit of a challenge - power had been out for days and still was,and the wooden front door was so swollen from humidity that he could barely get it open.) But I'm really wondering what his students went through. Most were only toddlers during Katrina, but their families must remember it well.  When I last spoke to him, Paul didn't know if the principal would want them to talk about the storm in the classrooms, proceed with curriculum, or do some combination of both.

I dreamt about my son last night coming off the big yellow school bus, as if he were still in elementary school himself. I wish I still could give him that afternoon snack and hear about his day....


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