I didn’t have any visitors today so it was an amazing day and everything just moved right along like it always does.
Except for one little thing.
It’s December. It rained this week. And we had inside recess for two days in a row.
Oh. And Christmas is coming!!!! Did you know?! CHRISTMAS IS COMING!
My kids are a little amped up.
And I am on the verge of losing it. But in a I love these kids, they’re just six years old, I love this time of year kind of way. I’m sure you know what I mean.
One minute I’m oohing and aahing over how cute they are about this tradition or that tradition, or what their Elf on the Shelf did at home, or the sweet little expressions on their faces when they tell me how many more days are left until Santa comes . . . and the next minute, I have lost all control, the class is talking at such a high decibel that the roof is going to come loose, and only a handful of my students are doing what they’re supposed to be doing.
Frankly, it’s exhausting. It’s the reason I am drinking a glass of wine at this very moment. I mean, if you can’t join them, then take a sip, is what I always say.
Excuse me while I take a sip.
I think I pretty much stopped listening half way through so that I could hit print, turn on my fancy-pants laminator, and get to work.
I got mine all set up and it took us TWO WHOLE DAYS to earn the first letter.