I have been out of school for three full days (plus a weekend), so I thought I’d give y’all a little update on my summer so far. Teaching is more than an eight-hour-a-day job, with a lot of emotional and intellectual stress involved. During the school year I lay in bed awake trying to figure out the perfect seating arrangement or puzzling over why my research unit seemed like it totally bombed. And then I have a horrible nightmare where all the kids are totally out of control and I’m wearing a bathrobe and slippers or something. It is an exhausting job!
So when summer finally hits, it’s like total freedom. I finally get to have both my time and my thoughts to myself! (Although that can be a little scary, you’ll see.) I have packed quite a lot into the 4 days since
liberation the last day of school: