I was particularly excited about this week in the life of a kindergarten teacher because Monday was, drum roll please, Dr. Seuss’s birthday! That means that, officially speaking, it’s Read Across America week, and, practically speaking, we get to read Dr. Seuss books and do fun crafts! Forreal guys, can you think of better makings for an amazing week than Green Eggs and Ham and who hair day? I didn’t think so.
Buuuuuut rhymes and silly made up words were not to be the only theme of the week. Just when we thought we were done with our days of being held captive by that most dainty yet mighty of precipitation, winter had to rear its snowy head for one final display of its might before turning in for a long and well deserved hibernation. And so, here I am, enjoying my last couple of snow days before spring takes over (hopefully) for good.
I’m not gonna lie and say that I haven’t loved the snow. You guys know me: the winter white is definitely my favorite and most eagerly anticipated kind of weather. And you’re kidding yourself if you don’t think that teachers love these impromptu days of sleeping in and hiding from their responsibilities just as much, if not more, than their students.
But with that said, I think even I am ready for spring. I’d like to be able to wear open-toed shoes and dresses without tights again. Plus, with these last couple of snow days, the school year is pushing into June, and I don’t have to tell you how much I’m not loving that.
For now, though, I’m focusing on the positives: I still have a couple of Seuss books to read to my kids next week, and for now, I’m sitting on the couch in my comfy clothes with a steaming mug of hot cocoa on the table and a beautiful view of the winter wonderland out my window. Also, Jake and I are on season 8 of our "How I Met Your Mother" marathon.
It’s the simple things, guys :)