Spring Break just ended and my greatest morning fear is “Academik Slipback”.
From me of course.
I mean I am sure that my students were paragons of rigor over the break. Heck, they probably chewed on Chaucer just for fun (between PBS episodes of Masterpiece Theater and listening to NPR) but me… I did things like read People Magazine! (Can you believe that hound Jesse James? I mean Sandra… she deserves better.)
And so, before the first bell of the first period back from break begins, I gotta admit, I have a few jitters.
Will I be able to stumble through a lesson?
WIll I be able to face the challenge of a scholarly day?
Will I remember to not end a sentence with a preposition after mangling the syntax with poorly parallelized words I made up just to show off with?
Oh no, I feel it all slipping away.
Spring Break is over and… and yet I still want my MTV.
I mean can’t we get an Easter extension or something? Isn’t there another unfound painted egg rotting somewhere behind a nice old lady’s hedge that we can use as a ruse to stall our start of school for just one more 24 period of vacational grace?
Did I really have to set an alarm clock this morning?
Do I really need to hold my pee until a bell rings?
Am I back to eating lunch at 11:10 am every morning!?
Somebody, please tell me it hasn’t all been a dream within a dream.