Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tick Tock ...

goes the clock.


Is it just me, or does time seem to race past you, too?

It seems that everyday is a rush toward a finish line.
For what? To hit repeat and do it all again the next day!
I'm looking at the calendar and realizing that this school year
is.almost.done

Which makes me a bit nervous
because it's been a crazy, busy year
and I'm hoping that my school kiddos
will be ready for ninth grade and those, uh,
little standardized tests that
come at the end of the school year.

I usually have complete faith in my ability as a teacher
to encourage, motivate, cajole, push, pull, catapult
a student across the finish line.
But this year has been different.
I've been on other assignments off and on most of the year.
My substitute has hung her family pictures at my desk.
(not really, but I wouldn't be surprised if she did!)
 And the weeks are blasting past
like a gush of water from a fire hydrant.

And my child is nearly grown!

As The Steve Miller Band once sang...
"Time Keeps on Slipping, Slipping, Slipping
into the future...."



 

6 comments:

miruspeg said...

The reason time races away, in my option, is because we look at the calendar way too much. I am totally guilty of checking my calendar to see what is on each week and before I know it the week is gone. Young kids don't look at calendars and time goes by slowly for them.

LOVE your clock photo Roban, brilliant shot and adaptation. Also enjoyed listening to the Steve Miller Band.

Take care
Peg xxxxxxx

beth said...

i have a similar clock as yours....it just keeps ticking too loudly and way too quickly....

Katie said...

I feel the same way. I can't believe it's almost March. Seems like just yesterday it was Christmas!

Kelly said...

65 more days for us-it IS a crazy time for the kids AND you beautiful teachers. This too shall pass and you will be fabulous! Love that clock shot

Lisa Gordon said...

Time does indeed go by all too fast, and I have noticed that it goes even faster as I get older. :-(

Relyn Lawson said...

Yes, oh yes. Time too often seems to taunt me.