Slice of Life: Day 3
Being a teacher has its perks, but lunch is not one of them. We get 25 minutes, if we are lucky, and that time flies by!
There is always some email to read or send, copies to make, a mailbox to check, a quick talk with a colleague or student, a bathroom break, I finally get to take, or something else on my to do list that I try to get done! 25 minutes is never enough!
Today, however, I was out of the building and didn’t need to be back at any time. I just wanted to go back to get some work done before the weekend.
I walked outside after a long morning of meetings and breathed in the crisp clean air as the sunshine hit my face. It’s a luxury to be able to get outside in the middle of the day and enjoy it!
I drove and picked up lunch instead of eating the same lunch I pack for myself everyday. It’s a treat to be able to be out during the lunch hour with others who see this as just a normal part of their day.
Instead of going straight back to school I stopped off at Carter’s to buy some new onesies for my daughter, who is busting out of the newborn size, and shorts and a swimsuit for my son because the warm weather always seems to sneak up on me and he is without these essentials. It is so nice to leisurely peruse the store knowing I am not on a time limit. I can just enjoy being here!
I head back to school, clothes in tow, relaxed and refreshed. It is amazing how doing something out of your normal routine, slowing down and enjoying not having to check the clock can revitalize you! I arrived back at school ready to work and glad that I took the time to enjoy the luxury that is a leisurely lunch! They are far and few between, but, oh so enjoyable when I have them!