Professors Are Mamas Too: What I Missed Today

May 21, 2008 | Blog

I have a big new research project in desperate need of grant funding, so I spent the entire day (seriously, 7 am to 4 pm) sitting in a coffee shop with my partner in crime, working on a looong proposal.

It was around 2 pm when I got the following email from my nanny:
“I tried to put Conor down for a nap after lunch because he was yawning. He played for awhile with the music in his crib and I decided to go get him because he was not going to take a nap. When I opened his door I noticed that he was standing in his crib with just his diaper on. He had taken off his pants and they were just laying in his crib. I have no idea how he got them off! I was shocked!”

Got that? The FIRST time my son learns to take off his pants, BY HIMSELF, and I am sitting in front of my laptop, miles away. The things we miss out on…


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