It started last week, before school even let out.
"Just think -- Friday you can go home and relax."
"It's Christmas break. Relax."
The next person to tell me to relax gets smacked, okay?
Christmas break (any break, for that matter) isn't about relaxation. It's about catching up on all the things I let slide during first semester. For instance:
1) kids' doctor's appointments
2) kids' dental appointments
3) kids' haircut appointments (see a trend here?)
4) tax paperwork
5) insurance paperwork
7) grading stuff I didn't grade yet
It used to be about writing. This year, not so much. I'm still trying to work my way through the morass of my current manuscript.
I think I'll go clean something.
And maybe that is my form of trying to relax.