Like I said, where are the baby palm trees? I just don't know.
I would like to end this post with a thought about my fellow teachers. Having been retired only a few weeks, I so remember the need to rest and get your thoughts together again after the first 9 days of school. Teachers have prepared weeks during their summer break for the first two weeks of school but nothing can destroy the best of plans than a classroom of 12 year old children just off of summer break. So each day you regroup, and you regroup again and again, until your brain is turning to mush. BUT then comes that beautiful Labor Day Week-end. You breathe, you restructure your plans and expectations and come Tuesday morning, you are off and running. You are a teacher!
Happy Labor Day Week-end to my teacher friends! Miss you lots!