Spring Break is officially one week away...My students are young and I am restless.
Today, at work, as I walked around while my class worked on an assignment, I wanted to jump out of my skin. All I wanted was to get out into the sunshine, let the warm sun soak into my still cold bones.
The last two months have taken their toll. The preparation for testing, the actual testing, the aftermath of the testing. And my students, they are just as antsy.
They fidget, they whisper, they are mischievous. It is as though they awakening from a long slumber.
And in many ways, they are.
The cold we have experienced has drained their energy. The stress of the test has made them restless.
At home, things are not much different. Tempers are short, patience even shorter...Along with fewer hours of darkness each day, we are all aching to shed all that winter has piled upon us.
It is as though we were caterpillars, and we are in the chrysalis, ready to emerge with a new set of wings and attitude to match.
I cannot imagine how the northeastern and Midwest states have fared with this wicked weather we have experienced this year. If we in South Florida are itching to ditch the winter garb and we have seen sunshine most of these winter months, how have those, who have seen nothing but bare trees and thick white snow, must yearn to see spring finally arrive in all its glory...
Here's to Mother Nature hurrying the heck up and getting Spring here, so that we can all bask in the beautiful warm sun and recharge our batteries...