Post-Spring Break Blues

There are few things more depressing for me as a teacher than returning to work after a lovely, but far too short, break. I know that I should be grateful; not many people besides teachers get these sweet vacations throughout their year. However, to defend all teachers, I must say this: We would lose our minds if it weren't for these breaks. Seriously. I interact with around 100 teenagers (middle school teenagers, mind you) all day. Each and every moment, they etch away a little of my sanity. I find myself wishing I'd get sick here and there, merely for a reprieve. And then, just when I think I cannot take anymore, the weekend comes, or a Monday off, or something as beautiful as spring break.

However, as we all know too well, all good things must come to an end. And when the end of something extraordinarily wonderful as spring break comes, there is always an inevitable blue mood that follows.


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  2. I couldn't agree with you more! Nicely put!! How is it that days off fly by so quickly? I was so sad to get up this morning :(


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