Monday, April 22, 2013


Oh woe is me, woe is me!  Vacation week is over and we are going back to school.  UGH!!!  It is not so much that I dislike school, because I don’t mind school.  It is just that school means so many things…structure and schedules, quizzes, tests and homework, grades, close friends and some not so close friends.  Sometimes I feel like school just means “stress”, with a capital “S”!

But, there are the good things about school too.  There are good books, cool science experiments, Spanish classes, lunch and recess, and even getting 100’s on papers, tests and quizzes.  (Yes, studying and taking the tests and quizzes is not pleasant, but getting that 100 or even 90, is FANTASTIC!!)  There is also the chance to hang out with my friends during the day, which I do enjoy…a lot!

I am sleepy and I don’t want to go right now, but I know once I’m in the building, it won’t seem that bad at all.  (Right now I am like a tortoise, feeling clumsy and slow.  All I want to do is pull my head inside my shell and go back to sleep—this body quickly got  used to sleeping late and it is screaming at the thought of a 6:15 wake-up call—UGH! UGH! UGH!

I can’t help but think of the story of the tortoise and the hare…wow, do I feel like a lowly, slowly moving tortoise this morning!  I’d feel bad about that except, according to Jean Soohoo, the tortoise is the way to go when you deal with school.  Are you curious?  Check out her article on the Café called, “TORTOISE VICTORIOUS! Whenit comes time to hit the books, take a tip from the tortoise…and find out why sometimes it’s not so bad to be the tortoise!


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