Although I have been at school for seven full days, tomorrow the children come. I have been throwing on the first thing I find that is cleaned and doesn't need to ironed, but tomorrow's outfit has been carefully chosen, just as it has been since I was in kindergarten. Every night, I have had no problem falling fast asleep, but tonight I will lie awake doing a mental check of tomorrow's to-do list. For the past weeks, I have avoided the back to school aisle at Target, but today I relished in watching the children cross out their supply lists.
Tomorrow begins my sixth year of teaching. I think this sums up my feelings.