I took the day off today…. to work.
It’s ironic, I know.
Yet, even though my to-do list is no shorter than a regular day in the classroom, it’s filled with more fun things. And isn’t happiness all about the little things?
For instance, I woke up at 7:00 instead of 6:15. Luxurious! And I made myself eggs and toast and drank juice instead of diet coke (‘cause I didn’t need the caffeine). And I phoned my Mom (who is panicking about her teaching evaluation) and volunteered to help her with her lesson plans if she e-mailed them to me. Then I phoned my Dad and we chatted for a while. This, of course, is all before 7:35.
I also plan on making muffins today. And watching A Baby Story on The Learning Channel.
I will NOT ask kids to put their rulers back where they found them. I won’t tell them to please not talk while I am talking. I will not eat on the run. I won’t start my day with a volleyball practice, teach every period, do bus duty and then end it with the Learn to Run Club and a nasty e-mail from an argumentative parent.
Maybe I will rake some leaves. Maybe I will tidy up the kitchen. Maybe I will have a nap in the middle of the day. Certainly I will check my e-mail seventeen times before lunch.
It is going to be a great day.