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A Letter to the Teachers

A Letter to the Teachers

Thursday, December 20, 2018 Adrian Wood Comments (0)



You can almost taste your freedom and I’m in a total panic.

Not even one whole day left and I ponder my life after 12:30pm.

I mean, why did I have children in the first place?

They’re about to be all mine for two whole weeks and I didn’t even get you a present.

Would you be okay if I send in a crumpled $20?

I mean, I know it’s tacky as Hell, but I’m just not creative.

I think you’re worth at least a mortgage payment, quite truthfully.

I don’t how you do it.

Go ahead and laugh at me, but I used to be one of those who wistfully longed for a “teacher schedule.” Jesus, take the wheel, because I know now.

I watch y’all haulin’ ass into school most mornings, leaving just as I am packing lunches.

You stay late, too, and it gets dark so early that I bet you feel like some sort of crazed vampire.

And, those days of endless rain and indoor recess.

I am in awe.

Because I adore you, I will not complain about my kids getting out of school.

Nope, I will only say thank you, a million times over, thank you.

Thank you for loving and hugging and being the friendly smile that greets my people each morning.

Y’all are my heroes.

Parents Everywhere


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