Summer Lovin'?

Let me start by saying that I know you are not going to feel sorry for me when you read this, which is okay, because people feeling sorry for me is my #1 pet peeve. And there's a good chance that you might want to smack me when you read this, and that's okay too, because sometimes we all need to be smacked. So here goes...

I am not sure how keen I am on this whole "summers off" thing. When I was in the classroom, and even the computer lab, it was necessary to get a break from the kids and deescalate my stress levels. However, now that I am not working with kids on a day to day basis, I don't know that I will enjoy this summer as much as those in the past. Case in point: it's day 4 of my summer and I am already bored. I bought a pool pass and have been several times, I have been to a Reds game, and I have seen both movies that are in the theatre that I wanted to see... so now what? Most of my friends from work live in Nicholasville, so I don't get to see them as much in the summer. And my non work friends live way far away, and while I'd be perfectly happy moving to Annapolis for the summer, Jenny still has to get up and go to work every day, so I am not sure how that would work out... And while my Facebook friends keep posting pictures of all of the wonderful places they have been, I am wondering if there is an angle I could photograph my house to make it look tropical, because I am pretty sure this is where I will be spending my summer.

So there it is. My summer confession. Someone remind me of this in August when I am complaining about going back to work.


Pocket said…
Girrrl, I totally feel you. I've never been keen on the summers off idea either. I think it's bad for the kids and the teachers! I think a few weeks off here and there throughout the year is the way it should be done - and that's the way it IS done in the rest of the world. The US is the only country that has a three month summer vacation, which is totally archaic, if you ask me. Of course, I'm not complaining about this summer since it adds three more months to my maternity leave!
Anonymous said…
Call your brother and arrange to spend a day with his daughter because she is bored too for the moment... LOL!

-CBC, G'town

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