Summer’s Here! Awww and Ahhh

So as I sit here and think about the many things I could be doing now that summer vacation is here;



file papers for next school year,


The one thing that keeps popping in my head is,

“Hey, I should start writing a blog.”

A blog?  Really?  Do people even do those anymore?

I feel like they are some long lost art form that has been pushed aside by Facebook, Twitter and whatever new social media is out there now.  That being said, I am writing my first post in my new blog titled, “This is my life.”  I am not writing this in hopes of starting some sort of following, but more as an outlet for myself and my sanity.  I used to write everyday, anything and everything, it didn’t matter what it was and I thought I should start doing that again.

As soon as I tell anyone that I am a teacher the first thing I hear is, “How is it having summer vacation every year?”

You have no idea.

I feel like I work even more over the summer than I do during the school year.  While there are no papers to grade or parents conferences I am preparing everything for the new school year.  Not only am I

filing papers,

laminating centers,

labeling books,

and setting up the classroom,

but I do this on top of entertaining a seven year old and two year old.

Don’t get me wrong, I love waking up later than usual and staying in my pajamas until unforeseen hours of the day.  I just worry that I am not making the most of this time that I have every year and yet never seem to finish everything that I set out to accomplish.

Halfway through this first week of summer I am excited that so far, the time has gone by slowly.

I have had time to reflect on the things that should be important and the things that are important.

Like this morning as I sat on the couch, yoga music playing in the background, book in hand and both children occupied; one napping and the other reading.  I could take that big deep breath and say, “This is my life.”  No matter what, good or bad, ups and downs.  I wouldn’t trade it for anything!