First of all, don't worry, everything's fine here in my world. I've just been thinking and feeling this lately, and I'd like to tell you a little bit about what it's really like for this teacher during the summer.
For starters, I spend January on counting down the days until summer vacation. Sure, there's a lot of work left to do and a lot left to teach, but January-March (and often April) in Pennsylvania is COLD. It's after the Christmas high that I realize I need warmth and sunshine to function as a normal human being again. Once it does warm up in May, that's it. No one (teachers or students) wants to be in school any more. Then summer comes, and as the above ecard states, I have no idea what day it is.
Apparently, it's Friday. And as I'm writing this it's 9:40 PM. Now, during the school year, I like to stay up late on Fridays, but often, I'm falling asleep on the couch at this time.
I'm. Wide. Awake.
And I'm hungry.
Allow me to share with you the pros and cons of summer vacation for me:
1. I can obviously take a nice long vacation, as you have spent the last couple of weeks reading.
2. I can go to bed when I want.
3. I can wake up when I want.
4. My house is clean....ish.
5. Laundry is always done.
6. I have time to blog.
7. I get to read!!!
8. I actually like going to the gym (probably because there's nothing else to do).
9. I can do what I want when I want.
10. Lots of time to work and prepare for the upcoming school year!
1. I actually do not function well without a schedule. Do I hate getting up at 5:45 AM? YES! If school started at noon, I would be in much better shape. :-p My point is that without something that I have to do, I find myself all over the place.
2. I'm tired all day, but wide awake at night.
3. I have no idea what day (or date) it is 85% of the time.