September 5, 2005

Labor Day


I know that it seems like being a teacher, you get all of these days off. All of the holidays, and special observances, but it only seems that way. In reality, as a teacher, I stop looking at these three day weekends as a short vacation, and start looking at them as a chance to get caught up.

My whole life I have been about one step behind where I need to be. Always having at least one more thing to do before I was completely able to relax. So, being a teacher, this has only been heightened. Every night I bring home about 3 or 4 things that I really need to get done, and I think to myself, "If I could just get these few things done, I would be completely caught up." But it never happens!

I get home and I want to see the kids, and I want to chat with my wife, and there is this errand to run, etc.

So, when an extra day comes along I think to myself, " extra day! Man, I can get caught up!"

Unfortunately, in my house, I am the only one who thinks of these days as extra work days. So, I end up in the same boat... not getting anything done, staying behind...

Oh well, I guess they made Labor day for something.


  1. I'd love to have more holiday time but I'm not going to become a teacher to achieve that wish.

    Teaching really must be a vocation. It must be something that someone really wants to do. It's not something that I could ever do full time.

    Anyone who spends their days trying to fill young minds with knowledge while at the same time keeps them under control deserves, and deals with their parents' expectations can take all the holidays they want.

    Anyone who thinks that teaching is the 'easy life' needs to try being a teacher for a couple of weeks.

  2. Man, that is so true!

    I never appreciated my teachers when I was in school. But now, as a teacher, I have a whole new respect for those who have served me by teaching.

    But you know what... I love it. To think that I get paid for what I do!


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