After yesterday's wild ride, I wants sure about today. Full moon + Friday + 13 year-olds usually is a recipe for disaster.
But it wasn't this time. I went home last night, thought about where things veered off course, and decided that I was in need of a do-over.
Today, my classes worked hard. Lessons went well. And at the end of the day, I turned the corner to find 3 adorable young men in my hallway. Former students and athletes who had come to see the teachers they loved best. With good grades and unlimited futures, I was reminded again why it is that I do what I do. The whole time we talked, they wore 3 of the 4 brightest and biggest smiles in Texas.
Mine was the 4th, and it lasted all the way home.