“What Spring Break Means to a Teacher” Wednesday April 12, 2017

resized_y-u-no-meme-generator-work-y-u-never-ending-438fa8Kids and teachers aren’t really that different. We both look forward and cherish our days off from school. The difference between teachers and students is that teachers have more work to do. Spring break isn’t so much as a break in order to relax and unwind, it’s more like halftime if I can be so brave as to use a sports analogy.

Spring break is only a temporary reprieve from the agonizing responsibilities accompanied with educational torture. Spring break means that we’re getting closer to the end of the year, but that we still have a long way to go. After spring break we have 6 solid weeks of school before Memorial Day then about 3 weeks and change until the end of the year. It’s like being on the road cross country and seeing that sign that says, “next rest stop in 2,000 miles.”

It’s taken everything I’ve got to get this far. On one hand, 9 more weeks isn’t so bad and I might be able to do it; on the other hand 9 weeks more weeks of this soul-crushing job might cause a nervous breakdown and I could spend the rest of my life in a robe and slippers watching the nature channel with unblinking eyes while an overweight nurse wipes the drool from my mouth as I mumble, “Stop it, Tyrese” to nobody and twitch every so often as I pull the hair from my head and crap in a diaper. 

That’s what Spring Break means to me.


What do you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s