#sol20 number 6

slice of life updated

There is no day as full or long or fast-paced as the day before the start of a school break. It’s the kind of day when you forget to take a full inhale and exhale for eight hours.

There is no tired like the bone-deep fatigue that courses through a teacher’s body on the day before the start of a school break. It’s Friday tired times five.

There is no joy like the joy of actually finishing a book with your readers on the day before the start of a school break. A book we not only had time to complete but that led us to linger in conversation about the ending, the symbolism, the life lessons we learned, our connections, and responses to the plot twists.

There is no delight like the happy chatter of third graders talking with you at lunch about their plans to see cousins or have sleepovers with friends or take trips with family as the cheerful table conversation on the day before the start of a school break.

There is no teacher desk as organized as the one that is cleaned up, cleared off and set with post-vacation materials as the one on the day before the start of a school break. A desk that says the to-do list is mostly complete. A desk with a bag propped up next to it full of the work that is going with you for the week.

There is no astonishment like the surprise of actually thinking of a topic to write about and finding time to complete a slice like the surprise of accomplishing that on the day before the start of a school break.

Spring break, here I come.

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