I am a public school teacher. I teach music for grades K-5. At work, I try to adhere to the high standards of my profession. (See figure below.)
Friday was our last day. Now is the time when I get to "let my hair down," so to speak. Until 2005, my lifestyle changed drastically each summer. (See figure below.)
What happened in 2005 to change this relaxed, Transylvanian lifestyle? (See figure below.)
And again, in 2007, my wings were clipped even further. (See figure below.)
Farewell to the days of sleeping until 10:00 a.m., eating microwave popcorn or cold pizza for breakfast, and wearing the same clothes all day. I became a mom. We all know where this ends. (See figure below.)
But, being the kind of upbeat, go-get-'em gal that I am, I prefer to list the positive things that being a mom has added to my summer:
1. I am no longer in danger of missing a single episode of Spongebob Squarepants. I strongly identify with Patrick. He's good people. (See figure below.)
2. I now officially have an excuse to buy clay, chalk, watercolors, felt, and glue. It's for the children.
3. I now officially have an excuse to eat peanut butter every day. Sven can roll his eyes all he wants.
4. I now officially have an excuse to have a membership to the zoo, and can visit weekly, if I so desire. (See figure below.)
I think I got a great deal.