The Slice of Life Story Challenge
is hosted by the Two Writing Teachers.
I love hugs. You have to love them. Fist bumps are cool. High fives are the old stand by. But hugs are the best.
I am thankful to work in an elementary school. I know that we have to be extra careful with kids these days. I know administration reminds us about the policies. But my students need hugs. They need that emotional connection. They need to know I'm there for them. Plus I need them too!
As the pages of the calendar are rapidly ripped off, month by month, we are counting down the days. Some of us are counting down the days until we can finally read that book or relax and get a massage. Some of us are counting down the days until that special day arrives, a wedding, the birth of a baby, or a first birthday. Some of us are counting down the days until spring break and then summer. Some of us are counting down the last days until retirement. Some of us are counting down the days to start anew next school year. We are all counting down . . .
However, when the counting down ends, whether the weekend, holiday, or summer vacation arrives, we all wish we were back at school. Just to share one more hug.