Michael and Jamie Bérubé

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!

(Our CofC Marketing folks designed the flier, so the little bit at the end about "prepare to be inspired"--I'm sure you will be inspired!  But I doubt that I would have included that, not being a marketing person.)

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!


krlr said...

No! It's the ONE week I can't drop everything & fly down. And, no - history aside, I'm not being sarcastic. Am very jealous right now. Enjoy!

Alison said...

Oh, I'm so sorry you can't come! If I'd had any idea you might drop everything and fly down, I'd have given you advance warning!

Cassie said...

Very exciting! I only met Michael once in passing while at Penn State, but I'm a great admirer of his work. I'll see you all at the talk Tuesday! Have a great day welcoming them.

The Mom said...

I wish I could be there! I know you'll have a wonderful, inspiring time!

Elizabeth said...

It sounds fascinating. I'm excited and looking forward to your posts about it all!

Anonymous said...

Awesome! I heard Michael speak at POD in Pittsburg a few years ago & enjoyed the talk. It was smart, thought-provoking & well delivered. Enjoy! I look forward to reading more about it here in the near future.