I ONLY HAVE FIVE WEEKS LEFT OF SUMMER VACATION!
How has this happened? Where did almost half of my vacation go already? NO! It's too soon! How can I enjoy my remaining time with this hanging over my head?
I know better than to look at the calendar. But the #1 son needed money in his account for his house rent for July. I had to look up the date to put on the check. It is #1's fault that I know how short my time is now!
The Pony tried to encourage me. "But it will be your last year."
"Yes. My last back-to-school breakfast. My last OPEN HOUSE!"
"Uh huh. And your last conferences. That should be worth it. Even though nobody ever shows up."
"Oh, they always show up for the first one in the fall."
"That's because you have freshmen. The parents don't know yet to not care about their kids."
"Yeah. Every time something goes wrong, I can think, 'Well, I'll never be teaching on September 29th again.' That should get me through."
So many days ahead. So little time.