It's that day where:
- I said "have a great day" to my own kids the night before because they are asleep when I leave for school.
- I whisper "I love you" to my wife and she sleepily grumbles something back that vaguely sounds like "I love you" because she's still sleeping.
- I jump in my car and drive in the dark to a classroom with no windows.
- I turn off the wireless on my phone because the things I use to connect to the outside world are blocked and only available with cell service.
- I plan a quick math lesson for my advisory even though I'm not a math teacher.
- I grade all the papers during my prep that I should have looked at over the weekend.
- I daydream about walking away and starting a brewery.
- I manage 4 tutors that come to my room to work with the 4 classes I teach (adults are harder than kids).
- I listen to the problems of middle schoolers that are the worst possible things right now but will be forgotten in two hours.
- I sit in a meeting for 90 minutes after a full day of teaching to figure out how to cut $50,000 from a budget that was already bare-bones.
- I walk outside and let the beautiful sunshine burn my starved eyes.
- I race to daycare to pick up my equally sunshiny daughter and wrap her in my arms.
- I cook dinner and discuss the day with my family.
- I play 10 games of Monopoly Deal and Princess Dominoes.
- I check my email, post on Facebook, quickly scan Twitter and read through Reader.
- I kiss my kids goodnight as they sleep soundly and wish a great tomorrow.
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