... with its heat, and its birthdays.
(Both of my kids were born in August.) (You do the heat index on that!)
And school starts starting.
Ah, but we have air conditioning all over Texas now.
I taught in Mission, TX from 1974-1977 - and the junior high then did NOT have air conditioning.
In early September of '74 I had to have a physical exam (for my job) and I had scheduled it after school one day.
Needless to say, I wanted to go home and take a shower first... but I didn't have time. As I was apologizing to Dr. Mims (who'd been my doctor since the third grade) about my maybe stinky state, he said, "People take too many showers these days. It's good to sweat a lot, and maybe even shower the day after you sweat a lot."
Needless to say that made me feel better.
(So now you have an excuse.)
After I taught in Mission, I moved up to the Fort Worth area and taught a year in the Aledo junior high. I so appreciated the air conditioning!!
Ah, but I missed the well-behaved Mission students. :)
Then I started dating Sam, got engaged, and quit teaching, as my in-laws wanted to help me go through seminary, so as to be a good wife to Sam. I was SO EXCITED that I wouldn't have to teach those not-so-well-behaved 7th graders!
Well, I was young, and I didn't start out firm with them at the first of the year (didn't realize I had to), and well, I dreaded 4th and 5th period everyday.
This blog post doesn't have a lot of info... but here's a cute cartoon Susie put on Facebook this morning, and well, it gave me a subject for my blog today...