The Principal of Hobart Middle School has a story to share with kids and grownups. Carolie Warren is the author of recently-published book called, “But, Mama, How Come Grandpa Gets To?”, a children's book from Laredo Publishing about the challenges of caring for elderly parents. To hear our interview with Carolie visit News Audio on Demand here at our website.
"The book is written from the perspective of a young child who's trying to be taught by his parents all the social rules, 'don't put your feet on the couch', 'flush the toilet'. And he's watching and realizing that Grandpa is allowed to break those rules," Warren said, "So he questions, 'But, Mama, how come Grandpa gets to put his feet on the couch?" And Mama responds, 'Because those are the feet that took Grandpa to the steel mill for forty years to earn a living for your father."
Carolie with Leeza Gibbons
Warren says her father-in-law, who has Alzheimer's, has been living in her home for the past five years, and the book came out of a particularly stressful day at work and at home. Warren is former principal at River Forest Elementary, which she attended, and assistant principal at Hobart High. Warren will be speaking at Leeza Gibbons' Care Connection symposium in Joliet, Illinois, November 16. [Photos courtesy Carolie Warren]
For more information on Warren and the book, visit www.butmama.com
For more information on the upcoming symposium: http://www.leezasplace.org/locIL.html