Tuesday, December 23, 2008

I did something nice today

Today was the last day of school before our Christmas vacation for my students. I decided I would go in and visit them so I did. Originally I was supposed to appear at the end of the day but there was a change in scheduling as yesterday was a snow day and Friday brought forth an early release due to bad weather. The end of the day was now going to be the chorus concert that was scheduled for yesterday.

So I made a supreme sacrifice and went in and ate lunch with the little darlings. All but two of them were delighted to see me and there was much hugging and talking and even some gifts for me! It felt good to be back in the room, seeing what it looked like, talking to the kiddos, and just being amongst humans again.

People think having all this time off is wonderful and it is for the symptoms but the boredom is HUGE! It's like that Groundhog's Day movie with Bill Murray except there's not anything perfect that I am working to achieve. It's just days and days of the same stuff. How do retired people do it? They must take up hobbies or something just to keep themselves from going insane.

Anyways, I didn't exactly eat when they did but I drank water and walked around talking to them. They were so excited and eager to offer up information and ask about me and how I was doing. There were a few that I needed to remember their names for a minute or so but I just couldn't get over how happy they seemed to be that I was there. That was some good medicine for me, all those smiling faces.

Then they had a special after lunch, which in teacher terms means Computer, Library, Art or Music and they went off on their separate ways. After that was the concert and they were begging me to stay and watch it. I hadn't planned on it but I stayed and watched the 5th and 6th graders sing. They did a nice job and I left school with a smile on my face. (I snuck out as the 7th and 8th graders were going up and my kiddos were finding the chairs.)

This seems to be one of the few times when both the kiddos and I were happy at the same time, so I'll take it. Christmas cheer starts close to home and close to your heart. I feel cheered up today.

1 comment:

pUNKrOCKfairy said...

All cheer is good cheer. Good for you!