Saturday, August 27, 2011
It's been an exhausting six weeks for Team Lawson. Even good things can wear you out, don't you know? We went from a 2 1/2 week road trip directly to back to school with less than 12 hours between them. After a crazy-busy week of meetings, bad news, lesson planning, classroom prepping, more meetings, and life-altering changes, school started.
If you want to know what the first two weeks of school feels like to an elementary school teacher, imagine the third or fourth month after becoming a mom. You are still delighted and slightly giddy. Still tired, but not dangerously so. That's the closest I can come to describing how very, very exciting, delighting, and exhausting these first weeks of school are each year. Every year.
I told a group of teacher friends the other day that back to school was like labor and delivery. God doesn't let us remember how truly difficult it is or no one would do it more than once. They all laughed. And agreed.
Today is the first quiet day we've had in seven and a half weeks. The first day without a single obligation. How to spend such a gift?
1. wake up when your body wakes you
2. go back to bed - there's no rush
3. eat a late, lingering breakfast with your love
4. go outside and play with the dogs
5. come in, have a cold Coke in an icy glass
6. curl up under the ceiling fan and read - all day long
Photo above is my sweet baby on her first day of school.
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