Sunday, July 22, 2007

grumble grumble

The one and only time all year that I dislike teaching at a year-round school is tonight. After having a nice little taste of summer I realize the rug is about to be pulled out from under me. It's over. Teachers go back tomorrow and the kiddos return next Monday.

The storage room has not been turned into an office.
I did not become a gourmet cook.
My files are not sorted.
My car didn't get an oil change.
I didn't go to the dentist.
I didn't set up my office early.

And now it's over.

Tonight it doesn't matter that the rest of the world doesn't get 12 week vacations. Tonight it doesn't matter that we get 2 weeks off in October while other teachers are slaving away. Tonight it doesn't matter that the breaks throughout the year let us travel. Tonight is the last night of summer.

Tomorrow I'll be excited to be back. Tonight I have to re-learn how to pre-set the coffee maker.

2 comments:

Tree said...

I have not found my stapler yet so I still think I am in a dream. How can I put up my shiny, happy bulletin boards with no stapler?? This must be a dream.

Rachel Boyd said...

AHHHH! This always happens to me... even with the best of intentions, so many things just don't get done in the holidays - no matter how important some of them are!

Hope your prep for the start of school is starting to come together.

Cheers, Rachel, NZ

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