I love teaching.
I love my students and my classroom and my job.
I need about 6 extra weeks to get everything accomplished this school year.
But, I also love spring break.
Maybe it would be more accurate to say, I need spring break.
This time of year, we all get antsy.
It is essential to take a break from the kids.
It is the only way to avoid insanity.
More, though, I need vitamin D.
Even on a year like this, filled with unseasonably warm and sunny days, I miss sunlight.
In the summer, I spend a lot of time running around outside.
Ok, not running, per se, but wandering maybe.
During the school year, I tend to miss daylight.
I go to work in the dark the first and last months of the year.
During Daylight savings, it is light out when I go to work.
Unfortunately, that 30 second journey to and from the car just doesn't cut it.
In the middle months, even when I leave early (early for me, anyway), it is dark when I head out.
The first and last months, I sometimes see the sun of an evening.
It isn't enough.
Vacations are a time for sunshine.
And I'm lucky enough to roam South for sun in winter months.
So I have decided to appreciate spring break.
It is a good thing.
The rest of the year will be so much better if I just stop working for a few days.