…I’m already behind.
You’re right when you say with a little bit of jealousy “Teachers have so much time off,” but I should tell you something about that time off: You use that time off — if you’re smart — preparing for the next semester, or finishing up your grading from the previous semester. There’s not so much down time, as a lull.
Somehow, I frittered away the time off between fall and spring semester, and now I’m playing catch-up. I have lectures to write, papers to grade, and I woke up this morning from one of those panic dreams where I was trying to catch a kangaroo someone had pushed off the roof.
(I know. It’s weird. I never realized I had such an affinity for kangaroos, and I believe they’d be kind of hard to catch, as well.)
I’m not all that concerned, because I spent all of last semester feeling I was behind the eight ball. I’ll be fine. But Jaysus!