Friday, September 6, 2013

Wasn't it Ella Who Sang "Too Darn Hot"?

I am TOO CRABBY to be flattered. Three kids came back to visit on this first Friday of the new school year, all happy and sweet and nostalgic, but NO. The back of my knees were sticky and there was an actual creek running down my spine. I was able to take about fifteen minutes and then diplomatically closed up the room and ended the visit early. (For being loving and diplomatic in my physical and psychological condition, I expect a major award or a Nobel Prize or something.)

Don't get me wrong--my kids are great. They are champions, sitting there on the plastic chairs that save their body heat and generously return it to them, reading about Jamestown's trials and tribulations. But that room.....

No Friday is good, but especially do NOT come visit me on a Friday when my bungalow's thermometer is at 92°.

Go away.

1 comment:

  1. Had a 21 year old former student now at a UC college, two very unsuccessful former students, and a beloved freshman field hockey/Seminerd come visit--ON FRIDAY. Try juggling THAT four way conversation after a long day of teaching about the Middle Passage! What IS it about Fridays and kids' nostalgia??

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