Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Ode to "Back to School" for the Teacher/Mom

Six thirty alarm...radio playing. Drag to the shower....helps wake me up.
Hair dryer and make-up, toast and juice. Darn! These pants are much too tight...
Packing lunches. "Have your homework?" Book bags, notebooks, signed slips, coat.
"Have a good day, Honey." Kiss at the door... Out we dash, no flats? Let's go!
Six miles, slow down. In the school, 8:00 a.m.

Ringing bells, morning greetings. Cheery faces.... a new day.
Little hands inside of mine. Goofy smiles, melt my heart.
Modes and means, what's the average? Time tables. Try again.
Cross your t's and dot your i's. Recess time...hands to yourself.
After lunchtime sticky shirts, stories read to, pencils, pens....
I think your library book is due, don't forget your P.E. shoes.
What a lovely picture, sweetheart. You like Art? Yeah, me too.
Final bell...out you go. Here's your homework, see you soon.

Home to laundry. Make some cookies...what's for supper? Almost done...
Geometry homework, let me see it. Been awhile, it's Greek to me...
When's your paper due? Better get started... Deadline's coming, don't be late.
Sweep the floor, tomorrow's trashday, Wash the dishes...feed the cats.
All sports meeting, I'll be there.... Is my uniform clean? Game's at seven...
Twirling flags, I forgot that part. No one noticed, don't worry, dear...
Sign-up sheet. A new commitment. Help me, watch me, listen, look.....
I need five dollars, Mom. What for? FFA dues? In my purse...
Help with costumes? Of course I will...
Can you bring a cake? Mark me down...
Birthdays next week, I'll make cards...
The fair is coming, you're down for Bingo,
Church supper first, please bring two pies...
Dance on Friday, mind your curfew. Thanks for being such great kids...
I'm sorry your friend wasn't so nice... I'm proud, though, of your good, kind heart...
Check my email...write some more.
Your day went well, dear? Glad to hear it...mine was fine, too. Nice you asked.

Done with homework? Time for bed now...
Fold the clothes, hugs all around.
It's late now, darling..... School tomorrow.
Goodnight, Sweet Dreams, Love You, God Bless.......

4 comments:

Lance said...

I love it, My Mother was a school teacher and a Mother for longer then I can remember. Thankfully she is retired into her second profession, taking care of my Father.

HeyJules said...

Lori, I saw your comments on Bonnie's blog about feeling depressed. If it's more than just a case of short term blues, I'd like to help in any way I can (just came out of a very nice funk myself!) Email me if you need advice or help and I'll do what I can to help you move past this. (faithorfiction@att.net) Just put your blog name in the subject line so I don't think you're spam!

Best wishes,
Jules

Lori said...

Jules,

How kind of you to think of me. That is so appreciated. I went back to read my comment on Bonnie's blog to see what I had said to appear depressed. It was Nan's comment, below mine, that spoke of feeling down.

It's been a rough week in ways because my children have been spending the week with their dad and they've never been gone for more than a couple of days. I HAVE felt a bit more emotional lately...and in a bit of a funk, and certainly could use a "pick me up". I bet that Nan would love hearing from you as well.... How wonderful to see someone reaching out to help her fellow man...(or woman, in this case!) God bless you, Jules....

HeyJules said...

Sorry for the mix-up! I will, indeed, go back and find Nan.

I have a feeling all YOU need is a big fat hug from a couple of kids and everything will be good as new.