Friday, July 28, 2006

You stand in the line just to hit a new low
You're faking a smile with the coffee you go
You tell me your life's been way off line
Daniel Powter

We have 5 days left. 4 days with students. Too tired and overwhelmed to do a 'what I learned' list - maybe tomorrow.
There's been so many moments this week when I feel like we're failing our kids, not because of lack of effort or even that we're bad teachers, but because politics put us in the middle of a battle we should never have seen.
Elaboration here would not be appropriate as I do not know all the details, but I do know that the past 3 days have been chaos.
What I need is Minnesota. Friends and babies and hugs and a slower pace of life. I miss afternoon walks with strollers and weekends filled with live music and coffee and friends who had become my family.
We're all a little homesick, I think, and as much as we'll miss our kids my 7 am flight a week from tomorrow cannot come soon enough.

4 comments:

Berne said...

Those kids are lucky to have you.

Flight? Are you visiting Minnesota?

julie said...

Unfortuneately not - Kansas...for Liyah's birthday and packing...

Greater Scaup said...

You are welcome anytime... I live on a farm now and I will cook some coffee... You have become my hero Mrs. G.

Greater Scaup said...

This is Brad by the way... :)