I'm cooking up a blog post about gender and little kids, but that's going to have to hold off for a few days, because guess what's happening this week at the College of Charleston:
Michael and Jamie Bérubé are visiting!
I am picking them up at the airport this afternoon. Readers of the blog are probably aware of what a huge influence Michael's work, particularly Life as We Know It and this blog post were for me in the early months of Maybelle's life. Think of a metaphor: door opening, light switching on, orchestras in the background beginning a hopeful swell of music--that's sort of the effect. One of my students (very likely a reader of this blog) said to me on Friday afternoon, "I bet you're not going to sleep at all this weekend!" I have slept, but I woke up this morning with a jolt of adrenaline: they arrive today!