"You will be a better mom because you are a theologian, and a better theologian because you are a mom."
Is it true? In this blog, I explore the interplay and intersection of motherhood and theologianhood.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Do you see that great big smile on Maia's face? This was how she looked in the moments before heading to her first day of school. Not a nervous, sad, or scared bone in her body. Pure joy, like she just could NOT wait to get to school and be relieved of the boredom of summer. If she had cried, I would have cried because I've been sentimental about my baby going off to school (thank goodness it's only half-day kindergarten). She had a great first day, too, although a half-day of half-day kindergarten is only a couple of hours.
You can see her bookbag is loaded down with lots of school supplies... like baby wipes, kleenex, and an art smock! Ah, kindergarten!
When asked how school was after her first session ended, Maia said, "Well, we didn't really do very much. Just color, listen to a story, and have a snack." But she seemed happy anyway.
Ph.D. in theology, author of Sin in the Sixties (CUA Press), full-time mom of three gradeschool kids, a pre-schooler, a toddler, and a baby, and married to another theologian, who also happens to be a stupendous husband and scholar.