Trying to remember why you became a teacher? Thinking about a change?
It was Career Dress-Up Day in kindergarten. At recess, the playground was full of a few more professionals than usual—veterinarians, skaters, swimming instructors, police, doctors, nurses, teachers, & even a superman.
One lone fireman stood off to the side, eating from a baggie of veggies. The supervisor bent down to have a chat.
“How is Career Day?” she asked.
“Fun,” he said.
“So why are you crying?”
“My tummy is upset.”
“You know, you can put the veggies down and go play for a bit.” He shook his head.
“I just want my mommy.”
Later, she saw him sitting outside the office, bereft of his hat, white-faced and holding a bucket.
Even firefighters have tough days.
(On second thought, if you leave now, there might be an opening at Starbucks.)