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Friday, March 10, 2006


Where Everybody Knows Your Name

I just realized that I'm getting to know a huge number of moms and dads in my town through all our school and sports activities. What do you call that... Parental networking?

Funny thing though, we all greet each other like this:

"Hi Tyler's mom!"

"How was your weekend, Emma's dad?"

"Hey Nathan's mom, did you get a call from Callie's dad about next week's snack?"

"Nice to see you again, Aaron's step-grandma."


Blogger landismom said...

Yeah, I love how when you become a parent, you are transformed into X's mom/dad. It's kind of nice.

5:46 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

Though I'm not a parent, I get the "Hi Kyle's teacher." Kind of interesting how that works.

6:45 AM  
Anonymous brettdl said...

Hmmm, I get less of that directed at me, but I do that to some of the parents.

4:21 PM  
Blogger John said...

I introduce myself as "Carson's dad" to the other first grade parents. Such a part of my identity. Very fun.

9:22 AM  
Anonymous Christine said...

I am so used to being called 'Nick's Mom', that I was floored when one of kids in the class called me "Mrs. Schmidt" =)

Being Nick's Mom and Patrick's Mom is a badge of honor tht I wear proudly. Wouldn't trade it for the world.

2:03 PM  
Blogger Jinx said...

It's like the dogs in my neighborhood.
I know all the names of the dogs but none of the owners names so while walking it's .."Hi, Sassy, HI Homer, Hi Puffy. "

6:14 PM  
Anonymous Out of Stater Tater said...

As long as it's not the other way around, I'd say that's good. For taking a few principled stands against the education establishment in Cd'A, my mom became public enemy #1 in some circles. Before long, I found my identity being tied to hers. I experienced teachers who had visible reactions to learning I was HER son, and they never treated me the same after. I'm still proud of my mom though. Anyway, it can happen. People aren't above punishing your kids for your actions, as ugly as it may be.

8:21 AM  

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