Monday, July 12, 2010
Teachers do not get summers off. Don't let anyone tell you any different. If we are home, and not teaching on campus, or online, we are thinking about teaching and thinking is working. We can't help ourselves. It is an innate trait in teachers to want to teach better every class session, every semester, and ever school year. This is work. But, summer does bring more down time. More pleasures to enjoy. We love movies in the park, tennis matches and baseball games. And there are the strawberries. I want to eat these sweet red gems every day of summer. It should be required.
This summer is a little different as movies, tennis and baseball is harder to do with a ten month grand daughter in tow. Now, we roll the ball across the hardwood floor, over and over, wash bottles, over and over, change diapers, over and over and over and over, and read books about ladybugs - many times a day.
We don't mind. We get smiles galore, kisses a plenty and laughter as sweet as summer rain. This summer is different, but it is as good.