May Madness!

AN EDITORIAL, SORT OF

A dear friend suggested that I blog about how crazy-busy the month of May always is. I said to her,                  

                                           “Sure, why not?”

Then I said, “Hey, why don’t you write something about May madness and I’ll post it as a guest editorial. She responded with,

                                 “You probably couldn’t post it.” 

Hmmm. 

SO HERE I GO

Here are some things that happen in May

  • End of school band performances
  • End of school choir performances
  • End of school banquets
  • End of school field trips
  • End of school formal dances
  • End of school tests and final exams
  • End of school sports/athletic awards
  • End of school academic awards
  • End of school rowdiness, pranks, and wild behavior
  • End of school mental diminishment: students & teachers
  • End of school cabin fever
  • End of school commencements
  • End of school: the last day of classes

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AND

  • Weddings
  • Spring time youth sports
  • Strange events of all kinds
  • Getting ready to move/relocate
  • Job transfers
  • Family gatherings for graduations
  • Getting ready for summer
  • Planning vacations
  • Other 

ODDLY ENOUGH

Is it odd that I don’t feel the stress and madness? My youngest walked the stage for her Masters 18 months ago. Actually, May is a fun month for me. Here are some reasons why:

  • It’s my birthday month
  • It’s the month I get ready to go fly fishing in Colorado
  • I get to slack off since everyone is busy with end of school stuff
  • (some would say I slack off during the other months too)
  • NBA playoffs, baseball is heating up, college football is coming up

THE MAY MADNESS

It might be good to mention that my friend is a professional school teacher. She is excellent and I know that her students and families feel blessed to have her. 

However, her manic pace and subsequent exhaustion are most likely exacerbated by the aforementioned madness. 

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For me, not so much.

CROSSING THE FINISH LINE

I like teachers. And at the risk of offending some, I’ll say that I especially like teachers who are inspired, passionate, and dedicated. Without examples, I’ll add that public school teachers/administrators have expectations and demands with social and political sensitivities that would choke an elephant. I do not envy them. But I do respect them.

So I doff my cap to you ladies and gentlemen. I hope you’ve had an excellent academic year. As you prepare to push across that finish line, I pray that your mentoring of young minds and hearts will bear much good and lasting fruit. Thank You!

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Happy New Year

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