This week was a whirlwind. Sick kids at home. Many interruptions to my work schedule, causing rescheduling. Every blank box on my calendar has been filled in an effort to not miss anyone or anything. Not a minute to waste… or plan!
I stop by my office just to drop off books or papers and grab the next stack of materials I will need for the next lesson I’m already running late for. There hasn’t been a moment to put anything away. The messy piles stacked around my office mirror the disorganized feeling in my brain. If I had time to write a to-do list, it might never end.
A surprise early dismissal is called. Apparently, we are getting hit with a storm. I hadn’t noticed. Finally a moment to catch up.
As kids are dismissed, teachers find their way to my room. Filling the usually empty chairs around my messy table, standing in the doorway, passing by and getting sucked in.
There are piles to be organized, books to be put away, lessons to plan.
Those things can wait. I have company.